Armed carjackers strike in Bucktown, West Loop on Monday evening

Armed men hijacked a food delivery driver in Bucktown and then dragged the victim as they drove away with his car Monday evening, police said. The carjacking came about two hours after armed men took another driver’s Mercedes in the West Loop. Here’s what we know:

Around 8:20 p.m., a 40-year-old food delivery driver was getting into his parked car when an a man approached him from behind and displayed a handgun in the 1900 block of North Milwaukee, according to Officer Ronald Westbrooks, a CPD spokesperson.

The hijacker got into the victim’s red Honda Accord and drove away with the victim still hanging onto the car door. Westbrooks said the victim was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in fair condition with injuries to his hands, knees, and rib area.

Police have not located the stolen car, but police license plate readers detected it in traffic near the 3700 block of West Roosevelt shortly after the carjacking, according to a CPD report.

An officer at the scene said the carjacker is a Black male in his mid-20’s who black clothing.

Earlier, a group of armed men carjacked a driver of his black 2018 Mercedes sedan near the corner of Madison and Aberdeen in the West Loop.

The 29-year-old victim was parking on the first block of North Aberdeen with the offenders rolled up in a black SUV at 6:19 p.m., Westbrooks said. Two of the carjackers got out of their car and displayed handguns while ordering the victim out of his vehicle.

Westbrooks said the offenders ordered the man to turn over his phone and car keys, then drove away with his car. The SUV they arrived in followed them.

According to the victim, the hijackers are three Black males between 17- and 20-years-old who stand 5’7” to 5’10” tall. They were dressed in all black clothing. The stolen Mercedes C300 is black and has yellow brake calipers.

Detectives are investigating both hijackings.

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