A driver who left his keys in the ignition during a quick trip to a store returned to find his car gone.
Police spoke with a witness who saw a young woman climb into the silver Chevy Cobalt and drive away from in front of Dunkin Donuts, 431 W. 14th St.
The car owner had walked into the business after leaving his car parked in a stall, according to a Chicago Heights report. Cops searched the area but weren’t able to find the car and entered it into the system as stolen.
Cops noted that a nearby gas station had surveillance but weren’t able to retrieve a recording at the time the report was taken, the report states.
The car thief is described at a black woman, between the ages of 20 and 25, about 5-foot, 5-inches tall, with a thin build and shoulder-length hair.Police report information is provided by the Chicago Heights Police Department and other law enforcement agencies. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor. We will verify and report the outcome.