Three men robbed and carjacked a woman at gunpoint in Lakeview on Saturday morning, police said. No arrests have been made.
The hijackers confronted the 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.