Carjackers have attacked three people over the past month in the parking lot of a West Town hospital, according to CPD reports.
Chicago police detectives issued a warning about the crime pattern over the weekend, although they did not specifically say the hijackings took place on the grounds of AMITA Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center. All of the incidents were reported during evening hours on the hospital’s parking lot in the 2200 block of West Division.
The most recent incident took place at 6:08 p.m. Thursday. A police spokesperson told CWBChicago that a 50-year-old woman was confronted by two hijackers who pointed a gun at her in the parking lot. The woman dropped her keys and ran away. Her 2014 Land Rover was gone when she returned a short time later, the spokesperson said.
Two hijackings were reported on the hospital parking lot in January. Police said the victims were walking to or from their parked cars when the carjackers moved in.
In one incident last month, the offenders kicked and beat a man before taking his car. In another case, the carjackers chased the victim and displayed a handgun, police said.
Last month’s carjackings were reported at 10:40 p.m. on January 6 and 6:33 p.m. on January 28.
CPD described three suspects in the community alert:
- a Black male between 15- and 20-years-old who stands 5’4” to 5’6” tall and weighs 120-130 pounds
- a Black male between 13- and 18-years-old who stands 5’6” to 5’8” tall and weighs 140-160 pounds
- a Black male with no further description provided.
Police typically released community alerts when investigators believe the same individual or group is responsible for a series of crimes.
Anyone with information about the hospital carjackings can contact Area Five detectives at 312-746-7394 regarding pattern P21-5-013.