Carjackings reported in Loop, Bucktown

Chicago police are investigating two armed carjackings that were reported Sunday afternoon in the Loop and Bucktown. Detectives have not linked the cases.

In the Loop incident, a man and woman noticed that a dark sedan was closely trailing them as they drove downtown around 5 p.m. When the victims, ages 34 and 28, arrived on the 100 block of West Polk, two men got out of the other vehicle and approached them.

Both men displayed handguns and ordered them from their vehicle. The victims complied and one of the gunmen drove away with their blue 2015 Jeep SRT, according to Chicago police. The other gunman fled in the offenders’ dark-colored sedan, which may be a Dodge Charger, according to CPD spokesperson Kellie Bartoli.

The victim said the carjackers were two masked Black males who wore white t-shirts. The stolen Jeep bears an Illinois plate that begins with BZ7.

Earlier on Sunday, at least three armed men carjacked a teenager as he drove on the 2000 block of North Avondale in Bucktown, according to Bartoli.

The victim, age 15, was driving his father’s black Honda CR-V around 2:15 p.m. when the driver of a gold van pulled in front of him and prevented him from moving.

A group of men, all of whom displayed handguns, got out of the van and ordered the teen from his car, Bartoli said. The victim complied and the offenders drove away with his car and the van.

The offenders are described as:

  • a tall, skinny White man who wore a black ski mask
  • a thin White man who stands about 6’3” tall who wore a black hoodie and mask
  • a Hispanic man with curly blond hair and a tattoo on one hand who wore a hoodie and mask

Bartoli said all of the suspects appeared to be between 25- and 30-years-old. The stolen Honda bears a license plate that begins with Q620.

No one is in custody for either carjacking, Bartoli said. Detectives are investigating the cases.

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