Police: Couple carjacked by gunman at Hawthorn Mall

  • Vernon Hills police are investigating a weekend carjacking at Hawthorn Mall by a lone gunman.

      Vernon Hills police are investigating a weekend carjacking at Hawthorn Mall by a lone gunman. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

 
By Jonah Nink
Daily Herald correspondent
Updated 1/12/2022 6:47 PM

A couple was carjacked at gunpoint Saturday night in the parking lot of Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills, according to Vernon Hills police.

At 8:05 p.m., police responded to a call at the parking lot near the mall's Tricoci Beauty Salon.

 

The couple were loading up a Chevrolet Equinox when a man stepped out of a white vehicle and approached them, police said.

The man displayed a silver semi-automatic handgun and demanded the couple's keys. The couple complied, and no one was injured, police said.

Police described the man as being 6 foot 3 inches tall with a thin build. The man drove away from the parking lot in an unknown direction on Townline Road, police said.

The investigation is ongoing.

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