A driver was carjacked at gunpoint while parking in the Edgewater Beach neighborhood early Monday, police said. He was not injured and no arrests have been made.
The victim was parking near Rosemont Avenue and Kenmore Avenue when another car pulled up next to him around 2:30 a.m., according to Loyola University Department of Campus Safety, whose officers assisted with the incident.
Two men wearing ski masks got out of the second car, displayed handguns, and ordered the victim to hand over his valuables and get out of his blue Toyota RAV4. He complied, and the offenders drove away southbound on Sheridan Road his car, accompanied by the silver SUV that they arrived in.
Loyola police said the victim is not affiliated with the school.
The victim sought help in a nearby residential building and told a witness that the carjackers were three Black male adults who had a young boy with them who appeared to be about 10-years-old.
Monday’s hijacking is the tenth of the year in the Edgewater community area. There were only three carjackings in the area at this point last year, and two for all of 2019, city records show.
Chicago police logged 1,099 carjackings citywide this year through September 7. Hijackings are up 36% this year compared to 2020’s record-setting total and up 200% compared to 2019.