Uber Eats Driver Carjacked In Riverside; Police Seeking Armed Suspects

Uber Eats driver carjacked in Riverside; police seeking armed suspects
Photo credit Riverside police

RIVERSIDE, ILL. (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Police are looking for two armed suspects who stole a vehicle from an Uber Eats delivery driver Saturday in west suburban Riverside.

The driver was making a delivery about 6:50 p.m. in the 200 block of East Quincy Street, Riverdale police said. He was confronted by two suspects, and one of them pressed what he thought to be a gun into his back.

The suspect demanded his wallet, cellphone and vehicle, police said. The other suspect was in a car acting as a “lookout.” Both suspects drove off toward Harlem Avenue.

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The driver, a 20-year-old man, wasn’t hurt, police said. Police were able to track down the vehicles from street cameras.

The suspects are still at large and believed to be armed with semi-automatic guns, police said. One of the suspects is believed to be a man standing 5-foot-8, skinny, and he was wearing a black beanie, black jeans and a surgical mask.

The vehicle driven to Riverside by the suspects is described as a black Ford SUV with distinctive rims, according to police. The vehicle that was stolen is described as a silver-colored Honda 4-door with a Panera Bread sign on the roof.