Police issued a community alert late last night after two recent armed carjackings in Wicker Park. Investigators typically release community alerts when they believe an individual or group is responsible for a series of crimes.
In the Wicker Park cases, two offenders wearing blue surgical-type masks have approached victims during afternoon and evening hours:
- At 1:35 p.m. on Jan. 22, the robbers approached a man on the 1300 block of North Wolcott, produced a handgun, and ordered the victim to drop his car keys. The man complied and the offenders fled in his 2004 Nissan Rogue, which has a “Fitness Warehouse” bumper sticker on its back end.
- At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, two men armed with a gun forced a man from his vehicle as he parked on the 1600 block of West Beach. Taken was a green 2010 Toyota RAV4 bearing a license plate that begins with Q200.
The offenders are described by police as two black males who are about 20-years-old. They stand 5’9” to 6-feet tall and weigh 160 to 170 pounds.
Anyone with information about the crimes can contact Area North investigators at 312-744-8263 regarding pattern P20-N-034.