Sunday afternoon carjacking in Bucktown is part of a week-long pattern, cops say

An armed carjacking in Bucktown on Sunday afternoon is part of a wider crime pattern that involves five hijackings over the past week, according to a community alert from Chicago police.

Detectives typically issue alerts when they believe a person or group is responsible for committing a series of crimes.

The carjacking pattern involves two men who walk up to cars and order occupants out at gunpoint in Bucktown, Avondale, and Logan Square.

Approximate locations of five carjackings that police have linked to a crime pattern.

Most recently, the duo carjacked a woman in the 2000 block of West Willow around 3:07 p.m. Sunday. The victim told police that two men walked up to her white BMW X3 and ordered her out at gunpoint. She complied and they headed westbound in her SUV.

The other four crimes that police linked to the crew are:

  • A hijacking in the 1800 block of North Marshfield at 10:40 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22. A white Toyota Corolla was taken.
  • An armed carjacking in the 2800 block of West Fletcher around 8:10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23. In that case, a man parked his Hyundai Sonata and ran into an Avondale store while his uncle sat in the car. Two men ordered the uncle out of the car and drove away with it — but they crashed about a block away and fled the scene.
  • The hijacking of a black 2007 Lexus on the 1700 block of West Washtenaw at 3:28 p.m. on Friday, June 25.
  • A carjacking in the 2100 block of North Sawyer at 10:41 p.m. Saturday, June 26. A woman told police the men took her Hyundai Sonata and drove away northbound on Sawyer. The car has Michigan plates.

The suspects are two Black men between 20- and 30-years-old who stand 5’8” to six feet tall and weigh 150 to 180 pounds. They wear black sweatshirts and black pants, according to the community alert.

Anyone with information about the crimes can contact Area Five detectives at 312-746-7394.

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