Carjacking and robbery crew sought in Lincoln Park, Near North Side

An armed robbery team carjacked a driver on the Near North Side yesterday then used the vehicle as they robbed another person of cash in Lincoln Park a few hours later, police said. No arrests have been made. Area Three detectives issued a community alert about the crimes Thursday afternoon.

Police said the robbers got out of a car and demanded the victims’ valuables at gunpoint.

At 9:10 p.m. Wednesday, they carjacked and robbed a victim in the 1100 block of North Howe, according to the alert. Then, around 2:44 a.m. Thursday, they used the hijacked vehicle as they robbed another victim in the 800 block of West Armitage, police said. The offenders scored about $300 cash in the hold-up.

Police released four suspect descriptions:

  • a Black male 25-30 years old
  • a Black male 18-20 years old
  • a Black male 17-20 years old
  • a Black female 17-23 years old

Anyone with information about the crimes can contact Area Three detectives at 312-744-8263 regarding alert #21-3-038.

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