Police: Armed carjackers take Volvo in Edgewater, then ditch it to take a BMW instead

A group of carjackers who started to drive away with a man’s Volvo in Edgewater on Thursday evening spotted a nice BMW down the street — so they got out of the Volvo and carjacked the Beemer instead, according to police.

Another carjacking was also reported in Andersonville.

Police said a 56-year-old man and his 17-year-old son were parked in their 2006 Volvo when four men rolled up on the 1200 block of West Thorndale around 11:38 p.m.

According to police, two men got out of the other car, a Honda Civic that was carjacked earlier in Lakeview, and ordered the victims out of the Volvo at gunpoint.

As the carjackers started to drive away, they saw a 55-year-old woman driving her BMW X5 that was stopped in traffic. They got out of the Volvo, pulled out their guns, and forced the woman from her car, police said.

The Volvo was left behind. Police found the BMW abandoned in the North Lawndale neighborhood around 3:24 a.m. Friday, according to CPD.

Police said the carjackers were four Black males who may be teenagers. They wore hooded sweatshirts and dark clothes.

In the Andersonville hijacking, the victim told police five men pulled up in a black Chevy Suburban as he parked in the 5200 block of North Lakewood around 7:50 p.m. The offenders displayed two guns and took his white 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan.

Area Three detectives are investigating the carjackings.

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