Cops Investigate Wrigleyville Carjacking; Armed Robberies Reported In Nearby ‘Hoods

Chicago police are investigating a carjacking reported in Wrigleyville Monday evening.

A woman told officers that she was standing next to her idling Toyota in the 3600 block of North Wayne around 8:45 p.m. when a man jumped out of a passing Jeep, pushed her, and drove off with her car.

Cops recovered the woman’s car near Addison and Ashland about 10 minutes later, officers said.

The victim told police that the offender was a short black male with a “wide face” and a dark hoodie. He got out of an older model silver Jeep, she said.


Two people reported being robbed at gunpoint in neighboring areas to our west last night:

• A Lincoln Square man told police that a gunman approached him in the 4400 block of North Campbell and demanded his valuables around 6:15 p.m.

The offender, described as a 6-foot tall black man who was wearing a vest, black jacket, and blue jeans, took the man’s wallet and fled

• In North Center, a robbery victim was pepper-sprayed by two men who were also armed with a gun.

The victim said the two men attacked him in the 2900 block of North Seeley around 11:45 p.m. and fled with his valuables.

He said the robbers were both black men. One wore a red hoodie and jeans, the other wore a gray hoodie and jeans. The offenders may have driven away in an older model black Chrysler Town & Country van, according to a witness.

7-Eleven Robbed

Police are also investigating the armed robbery of a North Center 7-Eleven store on Sunday night.

The store clerk told police that a white man armed with a gun took $20 and five lottery tickets before he ran out of the store and turned south on Damen.

The offender, who was armed with a silver handgun, stood about 5’6” tall and had his face covered.

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