Edgewater: Armed crew linked to 2 carjackings on Granville Avenue, cops say

Police have linked two recent carjackings on Granville Avenue in Edgewater to the same offenders in a newly-released community alert.

Area Three detectives said the hijacking team arrives in a white sedan, then walks up to victims and demands valuables at gunpoint.

First, they took a 29-year-old man’s 2015 Subaru Crosstrek in the 1500 block of West Granville around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 26. Two men pointed a gun at the victim, ordered him to hand over his keys, and drove away with his SUV.

On Monday, February 1, the crew carjacked a woman as she talked on Facetime with a friend. The victim was sitting in a parked car on the 900 block of West Granville when one of the hijackers interrupted her conversation to announce that she was being carjacked around 7:50 p.m., according to a CPD report.

Police said the 22-year-old driver got out of her car, surrendered her valuables, and watched as the carjacker drove away with her white 2007 Lexus RX350.

The woman’s friend saw the carjacking unfold via Facetime and immediately called 911 to report the crime. She said she heard the gunman order her friend out of her car.

According to the CPD alert, the hijackers are two Black males between 14- and 25-years-old who stand 5’6” to 5’10” tall and weigh 120 to 160 pounds. They both wore black jackets or black hoodies and are armed with handguns, police said.

Anyone with information about the crimes can contact Area Three detectives at 312-744-8263 about pattern P21-3-024.

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