Police catch carjacker after wild ride down Kennedy

SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE

A man has been charged with allegedly carjacking a BMW on the Far Northwest Side on Wednesday morning, driving erratically at high speeds down the Kennedy Expressway, then crashing into a parked car just west of the River North area.

The entire episode, from carjacking to capture, took less than 20 minutes.

Norvell Moore Jr., 28, was charged with one count of aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm and one count of aggravated fleeing of police.


Norvell Moore Jr., 28, of 8000 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue, was charged with one count of aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm and one count of aggravated fleeing of police, both are felonies, said police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer.  He also received citations for driving with a revoked license and negligent driving.

Greer said Moore was scheduled to appear in court Thursday but information on the hearing was not immediately available.

About 11:42 a.m., the offender armed with a handgun, approached the victim near Harlem and Foster avenues in the Norwood Park neighborhood and demanded the BMW, according to police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.

The BMW’s owner complied and the carjacker jumped into the car and drove onto the nearby Kennedy heading downtown. He was driving erratically and changing lanes, all at a high rate of speed, according to police.

He exited the expressway at Ohio Street, Mirabelli said, and crashed into a parked car at Ohio and Halsted, between the expressway and the Chicago River.

The carjacker then jumped out of the BMW and ran, cutting through some backyards, according to Mirabelli. Police pursued on foot and caught him at Erie and Halsted just before noon.

A handgun was found in the stolen BMW, but no shots were fired and no one was injured, police said. http://www.suntimes.com/news/24-7/2503780,kennedy-carjacker-caught-071610.article


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