Rideshare driver carjacked at gunpoint in West Town

A rideshare driver was carjacked at gunpoint Friday in West Town.

The 33-year-old picked up two males about 8:30 p.m. in the 1800 block of West Huron Street only to have one of them hold a gun to his head and order him out of the vehicle, Chicago police said.

The males pulled the man out of the vehicle and fled east on Grand Avenue in his gray 2018 Lexus RX 450h, police said.


No injuries were reported. Area Three detectives are investigating.

The incident is the latest in a surge of carjackings dating back to last year, when the amount of carjackings doubled compared to 2019. Over 200 carjackings were reported in Chicago in January alone.