Robbery, carjacking crew strikes at least 5 times Monday from Uptown to Chinatown

An armed robbery and carjacking team went on a cross-city crime spree Monday evening, striking at least five times in Uptown, Chinatown, and Bridgeport, according to a source. The crew is getting around in a silver or gray Audi SUV that was carjacked Friday on the North Side.

CWB has confirmed details of three incidents from Monday:

Shortly before 9 p.m., two men stepped out of the Audi and robbed a woman at gunpoint in the 400 block of West 28th Street in Bridgeport.

Then, they surfaced in Uptown.

Two 26-year-old men told police they were walking in the 700 block of West Hutchinson when a pair of gunmen got out of a silver Audi around 9:50 p.m. The offenders each pointed guns at the victims and took their phones and wallets before returning to the SUV, which sped away, according to Officer Ronald Westbrooks, a CPD spokesperson.

A silver Toyota that appeared to be traveling with the robber’s Audi crashed nearby, and its occupants ran from the area. That car had been stolen in Skokie.

Westbrooks said the robbers are two Black males in their mid-20’s who stand about 6-feet tall. One of them wore a red shirt.

The crew then made their way to Chinatown, where they carjacked a man and woman in the 300 block of West 24th Street around 10:07 p.m.

Westbrooks said two men got out of a gray Audi SUV, displayed handguns, and ordered a 25-year-old man and 20-year-old woman out of their black 2014 Audi A4. The robbers took the victims’ phones and a purse before one of them drove away with the couple’s Audi and the other returned to the car the crew arrived in.

The victims said the carjackers were two Black males who wore red and orange sweatshirts, according to Westbrooks.

A passer-by found the victims’ car abandoned in the middle of the street near 5500 South Normal in the New City neighborhood around 10:30 p.m., Westbrooks said.

No injuries were reported in the crimes.

The crew’s stolen gray Audi bears an Indiana license plate that begins with DE38.

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