3 more robberies and hijackings in Lincoln Square and West Rogers Park; 7 since Monday evening

Two more armed carjackings were reported Tuesday night in Lincoln Square and West Rogers Park — the same neighborhoods where four similar crimes were reported on Monday night.

On Tuesday, the first victim was a delivery driver who left the keys in her green Ford Edge while she dropped off food in the 2700 block of West Giddings around 11 p.m., said Kellie Bartoli, a CPD spokesperson. When the 24-year-old returned to her car, which was not left running, she saw a man in the driver’s seat. He pointed a gun at the woman, demanded her valuables, and then drove west with her car, Bartoli said.

Police found the car abandoned less than an hour later in the 6100 block of North California, according to Bartoli.

Then, around 11:15 p.m., another carjacking was reported on the 3000 block of West North Shore. Two 19-year-old men were sitting inside a black Lexus RX350 when a hijacker walked up and demanded their property and the car’s keys at gunpoint, Bartoli said. They complied, and the carjacker drove away with the SUV.

At about the same time, another robbery was reported on the 7000 block of North Rockwell. Once again, a man displayed a gun and demanded the victim’s money and phone. He also tried to take their car keys but failed to get them, according to a CPD report.

All three victims described the robber as a thin Black male in his late teens or early 20’s who wore a gray or beige hoodie and a black mask.

Police responded to three carjackings and a fourth attempted carjacking in the same area Monday night.

The robberies began around 7:40 p.m. on the 3000 block of West Hood. That’s when a hijacker stepped out of a white Volkswagen, pushed a woman, and took her Lexus RX350.

Around 10:25 p.m., a carjacker displayed a handgun and took a man’s blue Hyundai Sonata on the 5200 block of North Washtenaw.

Moments later, an offender displayed a gun and ordered a man to get out of his car in the 6200 block of North Claremont. But the victim foiled the carjacking attempt by driving away and calling the police. The victim told police he thought the hijackers were using two or three cars to get around.

Finally, around 10:50 p.m., a man got out of a white Volkswagen and took a woman’s red Nissan Rogue at gunpoint on the 2500 block of West Fitch, according to a CPD report.

Area Three detectives are investigating all of the incidents.

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