Chicago crime: Corey Simon’s car stolen twice in 3 hours: ‘Luck is on my side’

CHICAGO (WLS) — Corey Simon could hardly believe it himself.

“I mean, who gets their car stolen twice in three hours,” he asked out loud.

First, a brazen car theft in daylight straight from the garage. Simon said it happened Monday when he took his 2017 Jaguar SUV for an oil change.

A dark four-door vehicle pulls up, two people in masks get out and enter the bay where Simon’s car had its hood up. They closed it, jumped in and took off.

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“Masked individuals came in and just took the car and hijacked it,” Simon said.

Simon called the police – they were there in minutes – and showed them the GPS tracker on the car.

“We found it on the west side of Chicago,” he said.

His Jaguar went from Bucktown to the 2600 block of W. Madison in East Garfield Park.

CPD escorted him to his vehicle. Simon got his car back and took it to his local gas station to fill it up, then: “I got out of my car, filled up with gas and jumped into another person who stole my car and drove off.”

He says his car was stolen twice within three hours. He said he left it running while filing at the gas station.

“Gone in 60 seconds or less,” he said. “The nozzle was in the tank, gas was flying everywhere.”

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This time, the car went from the 2300 block of West Fullerton in Bucktown to Douglas Park.

“I contacted the two officers who helped me earlier and said, ‘You’re never going to believe this, but my car was stolen again’.”

Chicago police were able to recover his car. Simon said it had stolen plates on it when it was recovered the second time and he is grateful for the police’s quick work.

“Just a life lesson that we all have to be careful with our surroundings and just be smart and diligent,” he said.

As for his friends and family?

“They’re telling me to buy some lottery tickets at this point,” he said. “Luck is on my side, hopefully it will be luckier this time.”

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