Armed carjackings in Bucktown, West Loop on Monday afternoon

A Bucktown woman was carjacked at gunpoint in her garage Monday afternoon and two more armed carjackings were reported a short time later in the West Loop, according to three CPD reports.

The first hijacking happened around 1:15 p.m. after a 50-year-old woman pulled into her garage on the 1800 block of North Wolcott in Bucktown, Officer Ronald Westbrooks said.

Three offenders confronted her in the garage and demanded her keys and cellphone at gunpoint, Westbrooks said. She complied. The three carjackers climbed into her blue 2017 Infiniti QX70 with a fourth person and drove away.

A witness said the offenders may have arrived in another SUV that fled the scene. The suspects are between 15- and 20-years-old, 5’6″ to 5’10” tall, and weigh 150 to 160 pounds, Westbrook said. Their race is not listed on the CPD report, he said, but the hijackers wore jeans and black hoodies.

Two more carjackings or attempts were reported around 2:35 p.m. Monday in the West Loop. Both unfolded near the 1300 block of West Ohio.

First, two men pulled up in a car and tried to take a victim’s vehicle, but they went inside a nearby business and called police. The crew then circled the block and took a white SUV from another victim.

The license plate on a car the crew was using, CU21274, was listed in a CPD community alert about two carjackings that were reported in Logan Square on Sunday evening. Police later linked that crew to even more robberies that were reported in Lakeview on Sunday and Monday.

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