Bucktown woman foils carjacking by leaning on the horn; Logan Square woman not so lucky

A Bucktown woman foiled an armed carjacking by leaning on her car horn when the hijacker pointed a gun at her Monday morning, police said. But another woman in Logan Square wasn’t so lucky just a few minutes later.

Around 9:32 a.m., a 23-year-woman was sitting in a Mercedes on the 1900 block of West Wabansia when the hijacker walked up and ordered her to get out of the car while pointing a gun at her, Officer Hector Alfaro said.

She wasn’t on board with that idea. Instead, the woman began honking the car’s horn. The hijacker jumped into the passenger seat of a black SUV waiting nearby and left the area, Alfaro said.

The suspect is a Black male who stands about 5’8” tall. He was wearing a gray hoodie with black pants, according to an officer at the scene.

Then, at 9:50 a.m., a similar crime was reported on the 2900 block of West Wabansia. According to Alfaro, a 34-year-old woman was gathering items from her 2017 Lexus sedan when a man pressed a handgun into her back and demanded her keys.

She complied, and the hijacker drove away with her car. He was described as a skinny Black male in his mid-20’s who stands about 5’6” tall. He was wearing a brown hoodie and blue jeans, according to an initial description from the scene.

Area Five detectives are investigating both cases.

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