Carjacking Arrest in Lake County

From the U.S. Attorney:

Lake County Man Charged in Federal Court With Attempted Carjacking

CHICAGO — A Lake County man has been charged in federal court with attempted carjacking for allegedly trying to violently carjack a vehicle at a north suburban golf course last summer.

ZAYVEON THOMAS, 19, of Beach Park, attempted to hijack a 2018 Lexus IS300 sedan from a victim in a parking lot of the golf course in Glencoe on July 2, 2020, according to an indictment returned Monday in U.S. District Court in Chicago. 

The indictment charges Thomas with one count of attempted carjacking, which is punishable by up to 15 years in federal prison. 

Thomas is currently in law enforcement custody.  Arraignment in federal court in Chicago has not yet been scheduled.


The indictment was announced by John R. Lausch, Jr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; and Emmerson Buie, Jr., Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Field Office of the FBI.  The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office provided valuable assistance.  The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Kelly.

The public is reminded that an indictment is not evidence of guilt.  The defendant is presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.  If convicted, the Court must impose a reasonable sentence under federal statutes and the advisory U.S. Sentencing Guidelines.


Carjacking Arrest in Lake County — 7 Comments

  1. An attempt to “violently carjack”. A possible 15-year jail sentence.

    Not enough time. Lock them up for 30, 40 years. Have swift trials. Publicize the trials and sentences. Build more and more jails.

    In the meantime, what should the majority of our law abiding citizens do?

    A woman in a parking lot of Northbrook Court was carjacked.

    A retired fireman on the south side of Chicago was killed during an attempted carjacking.

  2. Why was this carjacking filed as a federal case?

    With the increase in carjackings in Chicago and spreading to the burb’s, I hope we see more of these federal cases so the defendants can’t be released on low bonds that are being pushed.

  3. As long as a Kim Foxx isnt prosecuting, might have a chance at Draconian sentences to set the example for others.

    Gotta hand it to Zayveon, good thinking, find a nice car in a parking lot of a Glencoe Golf Course.

    Only a matter of time before they hit out here–oh wait, didnt the Cary Car Wash get hit last year and the carjacked jeep was used in an armed robbery and shootout back in the city?

    No ones safe.

  4. If you’re worried about being carjacked, get a car with a manual transmission.

    It’s a pretty decent anti-theft device as well.

    Very few of today’s yutes know how to drive one.

    I just saw a security cam video of a carjacker getting busted because he kept stalling out and he was too stupid to run away from his newfound prize.

  5. Obviously just another right wing extremist upset that Biden stole the election.

    Zayveon. Safety warning … if you see people that look like Zayveon you can be reasonably sure they are up to no good.

    Walk the other way.

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