Armed Carjacker Strikes In North Center Man’s Garage

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Another day, another armed carjacking.

A North Center man told police that an armed man stole his car at gunpoint in the 1800 block of West Oakdale on Tuesday evening.

The man had just pulled his silver 2015 Infinity Q50 into his garage when the gunman walked in behind him and stuck a semi-automatic handgun in his side around 8:10 p.m.

The offender jumped into the car and drove off eastbound in the alley, the victim said.

Police describe the offender as a 5’8” black man with short hair who weighs about 140 pounds and was wearing a black tracksuit with a white stripe on it.

Investigators believe a second car may have been involved in the incident, but no further details were available about that vehicle or its occupants.

Tuesday’s incident is the latest in a series of armed carjackings that have been reported across our area over the past two weeks.

Other recently reported carjacking incidents include:

• The 3600 block of North Recreation Drive around 4 a.m. on Saturday, May 6
Clark and Sheffield around 10:15 p.m. on Monday, May 1
• At the intersection of Cornelia and Pine Grove at 9:15 p.m. on April 30

Chicago police also issued an alert about a carjacking and auto theft spree in which six cars were taken within 12 hours on Friday, April 28.

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