3 offenders beat, carjack man in Uptown on Saturday afternoon

A 59-year-old suburban man was beaten on an Uptown street Saturday afternoon by three hijackers who drove away with his car, police said. No arrests have been made.

The offenders attacked the man near his car in the 600 block of West Buena around 1:30 p.m., Officer Anthony Spicuzza said. They took his keys and drove away with his gold 2004 Toyota Avalon, which was last seen westbound on Buena. Paramedics took the victim to Weiss Memorial Hospital for treatment. He was initially reported in good condition, Spicuzza said.

According to a CPD report, the carjackers are three Black males between 16- and 20-years-old. One wore a white shirt or coat with black pants, white shoes, and a green COVID mask. The second suspect, who was shorter, wore a black jacket, black pants, and black shoes. And the third offender is described as tall and skinny with dreadlocks. According to the report, he wore a black jacket, black pants, and a white COVID mask.

At least two other carjackings have been reported on the North and Far North Sides in the past three days.

Armed hijackers took a woman’s car in Lakeview on Wednesday evening, then managed to slip away from police after ditching the car on the city’s West Side less than an hour later.

In that case, two men displayed a handgun and demanded the woman’s valuables and her car as she stepped out of the 2014 Audi Q5 around 7:30 p.m. on the 3800 block of North Pine Grove, police said. Some people who saw the incident said accomplices might have followed the offenders in a white Volkswagen.

Then, around 11 p.m. Thursday, a 28-year-old man was parking near Arthur and Greenview in Rogers Park when a gunman walked up and demanded his keys at gunpoint, according to police. Police said the victim complied with the hijacker’s demands, and the offender drove away with his silver 2015 Honda CX-5. It was last seen heading westbound on Arthur Avenue.

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