CHICAGO – Carjackers stole 5 automobiles Tuesday night in a rash of robberies that stretched throughout the Lincoln Park, Edgewater, West City and Gold Coast neighborhoods.
It wasn’t instantly clear if the carjackings — which all occurred inside three hours — had been associated. Carjackings in Chicago in 2020 greater than doubled in contrast over the earlier 12 months.
The primary carjacking occurred about 6:15 p.m. in Lincoln Park on the North Facet. A 57-year-old man was inside a automobile in an alley within the 1400 block of North Dearborn Parkway when two males approached on both facet of the automobile, pulled out weapons and demanded his keys, Chicago police mentioned. The 2 males then fled south on Dearborn within the car.
At 6:35 p.m., a person was carjacked within the Gold Coast neighborhood. The 61-year-old was inside a automobile in an alley within the 2700 block of North Pinegrove Avenue when three males approached on either side of the automobile, police mentioned. One man pulled out a gun and demanded belongings and the automobile. The group then fled north on Pinegrove Avenue within the automobile.
About 7:40 p.m., two individuals had been compelled out of their SUV in West Town. They had been sitting in a Vary Rover about 7:40 p.m. when two armed males acquired out of a Dodge Charger within the 1500 block of West Huron Road and compelled them out, police mentioned. The robbers took the pair’s wallets and cellphones, after which fled within the stolen automobile, police mentioned.
About 8:40 p.m., carjackers armed with a rifle stole two newer-model Dodge Chargers in Edgewater. Three males acquired out of a stolen Jeep Cherokee and compelled the pair, each 27, out of a 2021 Dodge Charger within the 1000 block of West Hollywood Avenue, police mentioned. They compelled the pair at hand over their wallets, telephones and automobile keys, police mentioned. The suspects took the Charger the victims had been in, in addition to the girl’s close by Charger.