Vehicle Invasion Results in Armed Robbery
A man was placed in a chokehold while a second offender robbed him at gunpoint in Skokie on March 8.
A man looking to purchase an item from Craigslist was instead robbed on March 8 around 5:45 p.m.
According to police, the victim was driving his car in the 5200 block of Carol Street and stopped to answer a call. At that point, one offender approached the driver’s side window and stated he needed help. The driver rolled down his window and the offender then unlocked the vehicle's rear door and made entry.
He then placed the victim in a chokehold, police said.
A second offender would soon enter the vehicle through the passenger side door and point a handgun at the victim. He then went on to rob the victim of $400, an Apple iPhone and a set of keys, police said.
The culprits fled the scene in a silver vehicle, police said. No further information is available at this time.