Police are investigating an armed carjacking that unfolded in the heart of River North late Saturday. The incident unfolded almost exactly one week after hijackers targeted another victim at the same intersection.
A 20-year-old woman was sitting in the passenger seat of a parked car on the 100 block of West Ontario when two men walked up and displayed handguns around 11:45 p.m. Saturday, Officer Alexis Interrante said.
The men ordered her out of the car and then drove west on Ontario with the red 2016 Chrysler 200.
Interrante said the suspects were two Black men who wore black hoodies and blue jeans. They’re both between 5’9″ tan 6-feet tall.
The hijacking is reminiscent of a carjacking at the same intersection last weekend. In that case, seven men confronted a 25-year-old woman as she sat in her car on the Walgreens parking lot, 641 North Clark Street, around 2:10 a.m. Sunday, September 26. One of the hijackers displayed a handgun and ordered the woman to get out of her Jeep, Interrante said. They all escaped in the stolen car, which fled west on Ontario.
In other carjackings this weekend:
- Two men hijacked a driver on the 2000 block of West Erie in West Town around 12:45 a.m. Sunday. The offenders, who displayed silver handguns, are described as two Black males in their mid- to late 20s who wore black hoodies and masks. They got away with a silver 2013 Mercedes, according to a CPD report.
- Friday night, a man was carjacked by a group of four or five men on the 1000 block of west Ancona in River West. The offenders, who were not armed, took the victim’s dark blue 2018 Nissan Sentra around 10:30 p.m. There is no description available of the offenders.