Driver carjacked while parking in Bucktown

A 51-year-old man was carjacked at gunpoint in Bucktown on Monday, police said. He was parking his car on the 1700 block of North Wolcott around 10:30 p.m. when a man walked up and pointed a gun at him, according to a CPD media statement.

The offender demanded the man’s valuables and took control of his silver 2013 Lexus ES300, which was last seen heading northbound on Wolcott.

Police said the gunman was a Black male between 18- and 26-years-old who stands 6-feet to 6’2” tall and weighs 150 to 170 pounds. He wore dark clothing and a ski mask. A second vehicle, occupied by at least one accomplice, is also believed to be involved.

Last week, police said an armed carjacking that took place just a couple of blocks from yesterday’s incident was part of a wider crime pattern that involves two offenders. In that case, two men ordered a woman out of her white BMW X3 on the 2000 block of West Willow around 3:07 p.m. Sunday, June 27, police said.

The other four crimes that police linked to the crew last week 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.

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