Carjackings reported in Lincoln Park, Fulton River District

At least two more carjackings were reported in the city Saturday evening and early Sunday, according to CPD reports. One hijacking took place in Lincoln Park, the other in the Fulton River District. No arrests have been made.

In Lincoln Park, two men approached a driver on the 2400 block of North Burling and took his car keys at gunpoint around 9:20 p.m. They then drove away with his silver 2013 Toyota Camry.

The victim described the carjackers as two Black males, one of whom was skinny, about 5’8″ tall, and wore a black hoodie with black pants. They were followed by a red vehicle that may have been driven by an accomplice, the police report said.

Early Sunday, a 38-year-old woman reported another carjacking on the 300 block of North Desplaines in the Fulton River District. She told police she was driving her 2019 Audi Q5 when a red four-door sedan struck it.

The victim pulled into the nearby Jewel-Osco parking lot and got out of her car to exchange information with the other driver, police said. As she did, four men get out of the red sedan, threw her to the ground, and took her purse, according to police. One of the offenders drove away with her car. The woman declined medical treatment.

Police issued a media statement that described the suspects only as four Black males.

The Lincoln Park hijacking is similar to another incident that unfolded in Lakeview on Saturday morning.

In that case, three men confronted a 31-year-old woman as she got out of her car on the 1700 block of West Cornelia at 8:50 a.m., CPD Officer Steve Rusanov said. One of the men pulled out a gun and demanded her valuables as well as her light blue Acura CSX. The woman complied, and the crew fled eastbound in her car. Rusanov said she was not injured.

A white four-door Ford followed the carjackers out of the area, and it may have been driven by an accomplice, according to a CPD report. Area Three detectives are investigating.

Chicago police recorded 112 carjackings during May compared to 96 hijackings during the same month in 2020. For the first five months of 2021, the city logged 633 carjackings, up from 358 during the same months last year.

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