Lakeview woman carjacked Friday afternoon, police say

A Lakeview woman was carjacked outside her home on Friday afternoon, police said. Investigators are trying to determine if the hijackers are also responsible for stealing packages and other property from an Amazon delivery truck nearby.

Officer Alex Aguas, a CPD spokesperson, said the carjacking victim was walking toward her car in the 1200 block of West Cornelia when the hijacker approached her around 3:40 p.m.

The man implied he had a gun and demanded her keys. He then drove away westbound in her black 2015 Audi.

Just a couple of minutes later, a man drove up to an Amazon delivery truck on the 3300 block of North Southport and stole packages and some of the driver’s property from inside, according to a CPD report.

Police license plate reader technology detected the stolen Audi in the West Loop about 20 minutes later.

There were two unusual incidents late Thursday afternoon in the 19th (Town Hall) Police District, too:

Around 4:10 p.m., a man reported that two offenders beat him up and stole an Amazon package he was carrying near Wolcott and Sunnyside in Lincoln Square. They got away in a white pickup truck.

At about 6:20 p.m., a postal worker said a man threatened her with a gun as she made deliveries in the 1200 block of West Newport — one block south of where Friday’s carjacking was reported. The offender did not take anything from her truck and he escaped in a gray minivan, the woman said.

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