Two charged in State Street carjacking
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(Above) Area on North State Street where a carjacking took place on Tuesday.

Carjackers picked the wrong parking valet and the wrong building engineers to mess with in River North on Tuesday.

23-May-19 – Two men have been charged with carjacking a parking valet attendant outside Tortoise Supper Club on Tuesday.

According to Chicago police, Treshawn Duffie, age 18, and Zimmerman Flowers, age 17, approached the attendant, Rene Gonzalez, around 12:45 p.m.

Flowers pulled out a handgun and demanded the keys to a woman’s 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee, police said.

The carjackers sped across the State Street Bridge with Gonzalez on the phone with police and following in a separate car. The Jeep crashed into parked cars in the 400 block of North Kingsbury Street and the two occupants ran from the scene.

Treshawn Duffie

Duffie (left) was arrested after a short foot chase. Flowers was arrested in the parking garage of East Bank Club. An eyewitness says the carjacker was knocked to the ground by an East Bank Club building engineer. The robber produced a handgun, which was then knocked from his grip by another club employee. Additional building engineers moved in to pin the carjacker until police arrived.

Duffie, who lives in the 800 block of South Justine Street on the South Side, is charged with felony armed robbery and was due in bond court on Thursday.

Flowers, from the 1500 block of West 83rd Street, near the Gresham neighborhood south of the Loop, is charged with armed robbery, felony possession of a weapon, and aggravated possession of a stolen motor vehicle. He was in juvenile court on Wednesday.

By CWB Chicago | Loop North News |

Published 23-May-19 3:36 PM

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