Uptown: Armed carjackers crash after victim fights them from back seat

Armed men took a woman’s car in Uptown Tuesday afternoon and then drove away with the victim’s female roommate in the back seat, police said. Two of the three offenders are in custody.

The women, ages 26 and 27, were unloading their car on the 800 block of West Windsor when three men approached them around 3:32 p.m., according to Sgt. Rocco Alioto, a CPD spokesperson.

One of the men demanded the vehicle’s keys while the other two offenders tried to remove her 26-year-old roommate from the car, Alioto said. Eventually, two of the men drove away with the vehicle — with the roommate still in its back seat. The third offender ran from the scene.

Alioto said the woman continued to struggle with the carjackers who repeatedly threatened her with a gun as they rode south on Clarendon. The car crashed into a parked vehicle near the intersection of Clarendon and Hutchinson and both offenders ran away

Police searched the area and arrested two suspects on the 1000 block of West Dakin in Lakeview. A weapon was recovered, Alioto said.

Neither woman was seriously injured. Charges are pending.

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