Woman beaten, pistol-whipped, and carjacked near Wrigleyville this morning

A 32-year-old woman was pistol-whipped, punched in the face, and carjacked near her Lakeview home around 7 a.m. Tuesday, according to a CPD report.

The woman was driving her black Dodge Charger through an alley on the 3600 block of North Bosworth when a blue SUV blocked her path, police said. A man got out of the SUV, displayed a handgun, and ordered her out of her car.

According to the police report, he then opened her driver’s door, punched her in the face, and clobbered her in the head with the handgun. She got out of the car, and the offender drove away westbound toward Ashland, followed by the blue SUV, police said.

Witnesses said the carjacker plowed into an obstacle as he sped away, so the Charger probably has damage to the front left side.

Police searched for the cars and suspects — described as three young Black males who may be teenagers — but came up empty-handed. The suspects were reportedly wearing dark clothing and masks.

No arrests have been made. The victim was treated at the scene for her injuries, police said.

At least two more carjackings were reported on the North Side Monday evening.

Around 6:18 p.m., a gunman knocked on the driver’s window of a 35-year-old man’s car as he sat in the parking lot at Walgreens, 4010 West Lawrence in Albany Park. The offender put a gun to the victim’s head, demanded his valuables, and then ordered him out of the car, police said. The entire incident was captured on store surveillance video.

According to the victim, the carjacker was a young male of unknown race who stood about 5’6” tall and wore a mask.

Later, another man was beaten and carjacked in Lincoln Square.

The 51-year-old victim was in the 2600 block of West Gregory near Lincoln Avenue when three offenders displayed a handgun, punched him in the head, and took his white Acura MDX. He said the carjackers got out of a white sedan before they attacked him.

Yet another carjacking was reported in Chinatown around 10 p.m. That crew is suspected of committing at least five robberies Monday evening, including one in Uptown.

No arrests have been made.

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