Couple robbed at gunpoint in Bucktown, driver carjacked in Logan Square

A man and woman were robbed at gunpoint by a group of men who confronted them in Bucktown early Monday, police said. The hold-up unfolded minutes before a man was carjacked in Logan Square of a vehicle he purchased just three days ago.

Around 1:54 a.m., a 27-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man were sitting in a car on the 1600 block of North Winchester when another vehicle pulled up next to them, said Kellie Bartoli, a CPD spokesperson. About four men got out of the other car, which may be a dark blue Chevy Impala with Wisconsin plates, and opened the victims’ car doors, Bartoli said.

One of the robbers hit the male victim in his face as the group demanded the couple’s property at gunpoint, according to Bartoli. The victims complied with the crew’s demands, and the offenders fled southbound in the dark blue car.

Then, around 2 a.m., a 27-year-old man was punched in the face by a group of carjackers who confronted him outside a Subway restaurant on the 3200 block of West Diversey in Logan Square.

The victim told police he was walking away from his car when three men demanded his keys at gunpoint. One of the men punched him after he refused to comply, according to police. Another offender then reached into the victim’s pockets to get his keys, and the group fled with his silver Honda Accord. He told police he just bought the car three days earlier.

The carjacking victim described the hijackers as three thin Black males who wore all black clothing. Two of them are between 5’9” and 6-feet tall, while the other is a couple of inches shorter, according to a CPD report. They were last seen heading east on Diversey in his car.

Both of the victims who were punched declined medical attention, police said. Area Five detectives are investigating.

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