|Approximate locations of the carjackings.|
An armed carjacking crew is suspected of targeting three people on the Northwest Side in under two hours Sunday morning.
Police said in a community alert that between two and five offenders had ordered each victim from their vehicle at gunpoint. One victim, a 59-year-old woman, was pistol-whipped, according to a source.
The first carjacking was reported on the 2900 block of North Talman in the Avondale neighborhood at 6 a.m., police said. After the offenders ordered the victim from her car, the gunman struck her in the head with his weapon.
At 6:50 a.m., a man was ordered out of his 2015 dark gray Subaru Forester on the 5700 block of North Christiana in the North Park neighborhood. The victim told police that the carjackers were also using a dark-colored Jeep Cherokee to get around.
Finally, at 7:35 a.m., a man was carjacked at gunpoint by three offenders on the 3900 block of North Keeler in the Irving Park neighborhood. The robbers pulled up in a dark SUV, and one of them ordered the victim from his silver Isuzu Rodeo at gunpoint.
Police said the robbers are a group of Hispanic men between 19- and 30-years-old and a black male between 20- and 29-years-old. One of the victims thought the gunman had a tattoo on his face.
Anyone with information about the carjackings can contact Area North detectives at 312-744-8263 regarding pattern #P19-N-223.