Naperville police responded about 10:00 a.m. Tuesday April 18, 2017 to a report of a vehicular hijacking in the 99 block of Testa Drive.
Police received a report that a 61-year-old Naperville man was robbed at gunpoint by a man who took his car and then fled in the vehicle.
The victim told officers a man approached him, pointed a handgun at him and demanded his vehicle.
The suspect was described as a male/black in his 20s with a thin build, dressed in all black clothing, and wearing a black mask.
The victim’s vehicle, last seen with the suspect heading southbound on Testa toward Jefferson, is described as a 2007 blue Toyota Corolla with license plate V26 5067.
Naperville police alerted area police departments about the vehicular hijacking.
The male victim was uninjured, according to police.
3RD RECENT …
The vehicular hijacking is the third recent incident of a vehicle being taken by gunpoint in Naperville.
A 61-year-old woman was walking toward the Ann Reid Early Childhood Center about 8:33 p.m. Monday February 13, 2017 when her 2011 BMW X5 and her purse were taken by a male/black offender armed with a handgun.
In March 2017, a 40-year-old Mundelein man was at a Naperville gas station when his 2013 Lexus sedan was stolen at gunpoint. The suspect was described as about 20 years-old, 5’10”, 200 pounds and dressed in all black.
Citizens with information are urged to call police at 630-420-6666.
IMPORTANT ALERT …
Cardinal Note: Police incidents related to the above police agency are not reported in real time or within a prompt time period. Police protecting their realm of investigation and police activity, have chosen to use proprietary radios to restrict their police radio communications from the media and public, which were previously open to the public and news media via monitoring of public safety scanning radios — with no known negative results locally.
The delayed knowledge or entirely blacked out knowledge resulting from encrypted police communications may protect certain police operations and investigations, but it also puts the public at risk in situations such as when armed and dangerous offenders are at large and when other similar situations occur, such as when desperate offenders of property crimes are eluding police. In other cases, the delayed or blacked out information inhibits or prohibits the possibility of the public providing early witness accounts before a criminal trail goes cold. Citizens are much more likely to recognize or recall suspicious or criminal activity if they are aware of the criminal incident within minutes or hours of its occurrence. The most serious incident involving dire results would be a trail that is allowed to go cold in the case of child abduction.
The lack of real time information from public police dispatch also weakens an effective neighborhood watch program mostly working to prevent property loss, but also working to prevent possible violent crimes.
Lack of real time information from police dispatch also delays public awareness or eliminates public awareness of general hazards and traffic or other situations in every day living in an otherwise economically thriving community.
Police have alternate ways to transmit tactical, operational or investigative information, while still keeping their main public dispatch channels open for the best balance of public safety and police safety.
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