Hijacking crew swings through West Rogers Park and Lincoln Square; 4 cases reported Monday night

A group of carjackers is suspected of committing three hijackings Monday evening in West Rogers Park and Lincoln Square. The offenders, who apparently failed in a fourth attempt, remain at large.

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. Later, three more cases were reported in under 30 minutes.

Approximate locations of the hijackings | Multiplottr

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.

One offender was described as a Black male in his early 20’s who wore a blue hoodie with camouflage pants and black Air Force 1 shoes.

Area Three detectives are handling the investigations.

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