Two of four suspects in custody after Elmhurst College carjacking: police

Elmhurst police are still searching for two of four people involved in a carjacking that occurred Monday afternoon in a parking lot of Elmhurst College.

Police said the incident began when a motorist parked and left his sport utility vehicle in a college parking lot. He was approached by four men in a maroon Chevrolet sedan. Two people in the car, one carrying a handgun, got out and demanded the victim’s keys, police said.

The two drove away in the SUV followed by the remaining two people in the Chevrolet. The victim was unharmed.

Elmhurst police spotted both vehicles traveling east on Interstate 290 from the St. Charles Road area and, assisted by other area police, were able to stop the Chevrolet near 25th Avenue. An 18-year-old and a 17-year-old were taken into custody, police said. The suspects have not been named as charges are pending.

Elmhurst officers assisted by officers from Chicago and from the Illinois State Police attempted to stop the stolen SUV, but backed off the chase when the driver fled at high speed on Independence Avenue in Chicago.

At 2:08 p.m. the SUV was found abandoned in an alley in the 3600 block of West Lexington Street in Chicago. Police are continuing to search for the remaining two offenders.

Graydon Megan is a freelance reporter for Pioneer Press