Tuesday carjackings: West Loop, South Loop, West Town

Three men, two armed with handguns, carjacked a woman in the West Loop on Tuesday afternoon, police said. The hijacking was one of several reported in the city yesterday.

According to police, the 39-year-old woman was inside her red Ford Focus on the 400 block of North Morgan when the three men walked up to the car, and two of them displayed handguns around 3:35 p.m. She complied with their orders to surrender the car, and they drove away westbound on Carroll street with her vehicle, according to police. The men reportedly pushed the woman, but she was not injured.

They are described as three Black males between 16- and 19-years-old. One of them wore a black hat and blue jeans, according to the report.

Less than 45 minutes later, a young male offender displayed a handgun and took a driver’s car on the 2600 block of West Huron in West Town. That carjacker got away with a 2013 Honda CR-V, a police report said.

Another carjacking was reported Tuesday evening in the South Loop. There, two offenders walked up to a driver on the 1900 block of South State and implied they had a handgun around 7:30 p.m. They drove away northbound in the man’s black 2011 Toyota RAV4, according to a police report. The suspects were described only as two very young males.

Chicago police recorded 92 carjackings this month as of June 22, according to city records. By comparison, there were 84 carjackings during the same time period last year and only 34 in 2019.

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