Woman Assaulted and Carjacked in Long Grove, Suspect Caught After Crashing Hijacked Car
A suspect who assaulted and stole from a woman at a Long Grove gas station has been apprehended by police. The guy then crashed the stolen car in Hawthorn Woods and ran away.
A 58-year-old Long Grove lady was pumping gas at a gas station in the 200 block of Robert Parker Coffin Road in Long Grove, according to Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.
At about 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, the woman had just finished pumping gas when she heard a crash. Victor Masick, 19, of Cicero was operating a silver Kia when it collided with a gas pump at the service station, according to Covelli.
After the crash, the man got out of the Kia, which was subsequently found to have been stolen from Berwyn. Masick went up to the victim as she got into her car and got in the driver’s seat.
According to Covelli, the perpetrator took the victim out of her automobile by force and attempted to take the vehicle. By retaliating, the victim regained her position behind the wheel of her vehicle.
Lake & McHenry County Scanner shared a post on Twitter:
JUST IN: Police have captured a suspect who attacked and carjacked a woman at a gas station in Long Grove before crashing the hijacked vehicle in Hawthorn Woods and fleeing from police. https://t.co/BQj6GEK9jn
— Lake & McHenry County Scanner (@LMCScanner) November 19, 2023
Masick then beat her and took her out of the driver’s seat with force once more, according to Covelli, before managing to take her vehicle. The victim’s injuries were not very serious.
Regarding the event, law enforcement received a regional emergency notice from the Lake County sheriff’s dispatchers. Hawthorn Woods police officers spotted the victim’s car at Old McHenry Road and Quentin Road.
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When the police tried to pull over the offender, he ran away. According to Covelli, Masick ultimately caused the victim’s car to crash in the Hawthorn Woods neighbourhood near Old McHenry Road and Abby Glenn Drive.
When numerous sheriff’s deputies arrived on the scene, they found the culprit at the intersection of Route 12 and Old McHenry Road. Masick tried to break into another automobile on Route 12, but Covelli stated the driver’s doors were locked.
Without incident, sheriff’s deputies apprehended the criminal and placed him in custody. Masick is still being held by the Criminal Investigations Division of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.
Masick was charged with vehicular hijacking, possessing a stolen car, attempting vehicular hijacking, and forceful burglary by the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office.