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Passengers in Beach Park attempt carjacking, attack ride-share driver

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Passengers in Beach Park attempt carjacking, attack ride-share driver

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BEACH PARK, In poor health. — Authorities are investigating after three passengers attempted to carjack their rideshare driver in Beach Park overnight.

In accordance with detectives from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to the scene within the 10100 block of West Talmadge Avenue just after 2 a.m. on Saturday morning.

Authorities say a preliminary investigation shows that the 40-year-old victim, a rideshare driver, was called to select up three passengers in an unknown location. In accordance with detectives, the driving force picked them up and after arriving at their destination, he was attacked by the three passengers who attempted to steal his automotive.

Detectives say the victim fought back, began yelling, and was honking the automotive’s horn, but while attempting to fight back, the victim was hit in the top and the three offenders allegedly stole his phone. Following the attack, the three fled the scene on foot.

Police say a canine unit was brought in to attempt to track down the three individuals, but officers were unsuccessful of their search. Nevertheless, police did locate the victim’s stolen phone on the side of the road about three miles away from the scene.

Authorities say an investigation into the attempted carjacking continues and no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to call Lake County Crime Stoppers at 847-662-2222. Suggestions will be submitted anonymously.

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