Chicago police are investigating two armed carjackings that were reported just west of downtown over the weekend. No one is in custody.
Most recently, a 40-year-old woman told police that she was sitting in her car on the 300 block of North Clinton when she saw a man approaching her vehicle around 6:20 p.m. on Sunday. The woman tried to lock her car, but the man opened it, displayed a handgun, and ordered her to get out, police said.
A second man got into the passenger side of the woman’s blue four-door Chevy Malibu and the vehicle sped away southbound on Clinton, according to police.
The woman, who was delivering packages for Amazon, was not injured. She described the offenders as two black men between 18- and 25-years-old. The gunman wore a black hoodie and is about 5’5” tall, 140 pounds.
In an earlier incident, police said a man was carjacked as he placed items in the trunk of his car on the 1100 block of North Marshfield around 10:10 p.m. on Friday
The victim, 37, said three masked men approached him, displayed a handgun, and demanded the keys to his black four-door 2013 BMW. When the victim dropped the things he was loading into the car, the offenders picked them up, got into the vehicle, and drove away eastbound on Division Street.
Police said the carjackers are three black males wearing masks and dark clothing. The victim was unable to provide any further physical description.
Neither victim was injured, police said.