Police investigate carjacking in Green Oaks

Two men approached victim as he parked his car for work shift at business

GREEN OAKS -- Lake County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a carjacking that took place Nov. 27 in a parking lot of a business in Green Oaks.

About 6:10 a.m., deputies responded to a business in the 14500 block of West Rockland Road, Green Oaks, for an aggravated vehicular hijacking that just occurred, according to a news release.

They found a 42-year-old man who had parked his vehicle to begin his shift at work.  When he opened the car door, he was quickly approached by two men. One of the men was armed with a handgun and struck the victim in the head and face with the handgun, police said. 

The men, who appeared to be in their 20s, were wearing black hooded sweatshirts, police said.

One of the men entered the victim’s 2019 Kia Forte, bearing Illinois Registration BU47018, and drove away in an unknown direction.  The other man fled, likely in an escape vehicle, police said.

The victim was treated by paramedics at the scene for the injuries he suffered, but he was not transported to the hospital.