Armed carjackers took a Logan Square man’s one-day-old Jeep at gunpoint overnight Monday, then used the SUV to carjack a woman in Bucktown around 7 a.m. police said. The second carjacking was captured on a surveillance camera.
First, a 22-year-old man told police that he was outside of his black Jeep Grand Cherokee when two male carjackers approached him on the 2300 block of North Shakespeare at 2:36 a.m., CPD spokesperson Kellie Bartoli said.
One of the offenders displayed a handgun and demanded the keys to the vehicle, which the victim said he purchased on Wednesday. Both carjackers got into the one-day-old SUV and fled westbound on Shakespeare, according to Bartoli.
Then, just before 7 a.m., the same Jeep was used by a pair of carjackers who took a woman’s Nissan Rogue at gunpoint in Bucktown. That robbery was captured on a residential surveillance camera (the video system’s timestamp is off by one hour).
Video shows the woman get out of her car on the 1700 block of North Winchester and walk out of view as an armed man runs up to her from an alley. A black Jeep Grand Cherokee is seen rolling out of the alley from where the gunman emerged.
Bartoli said the woman, age 34, dropped all of her belongings, including her car keys, when the gunman demanded her valuables at gunpoint. The offender then got into her Nissan and drove away southbound along with the Jeep.
Both carjackings involved a Black male between 18- and 20-years-old who stands about 5’7” tall, and wore a yellow hoodie, Bartoli said.
In the first hold-up, the second offender was a Black male with dreadlocks who stands about 5’8” tall and wore a black beanie, according to Bartoli.
No injuries were reported in either carjacking. Area Five detectives are investigating.
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