PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — The Peoria Police Department is investigating an armed vehicular hijacking incident that occurred near Knoxville and Arcadia Avenues Monday.
According to a Peoria police press release, officers responded to an armed hijacking at approximately 12:27 a.m.
The victim at the scene told police he was approached by three men wearing ski masks. One of the men was holding a handgun and demanded the victim’s keys. The suspects then fled in the vehicle.
The victim was not injured.
Officers located the stolen vehicle at approximately 1:38 a.m. near North and Republic Streets.
This incident remains under investigation.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Peoria police at (309) 673-4521, tip411 (anonymously), or Crime Stoppers (anonymously) at (309) 673-9000.