Carjackers beat a woman in North Center, a second woman is hijacked near Belmont Red Line station

A North Center woman was beaten by two men who tried to carjack her on Saturday evening, according to police. Witnesses reportedly intervened in the attack. Earlier in the evening, another woman was carjacked near the Belmont CTA station in Lakeview.

Around 7:37 p.m., a 49-year-old woman was exiting her car on the 4300 block of North Claremont when two men ordered her to turn over the vehicle’s keys at gunpoint, Officer Alex Aguas said.

The men pushed her to the ground and struck her with a hard object during the attack. Witnesses reported seeing a child running down the street yelling for people to call 911 because his mother was being carjacked.

Aguas said the offenders got away with the woman’s white Mercedes-Benz, but officers at the scene indicated that the hijacking failed when neighbors intervened. The carjacking team used a red Jeep Liberty, witnesses said.

Police are also investigating a hijacking that unfolded on the 900 block of West Belmont at 5:01 p.m. Saturday.

A 37-year-old Lakeview woman told police that three males in their mid- to late teens hijacked her dark gray 2021 Jaguar E-Pace and then crashed into two cars before leaving the area, according to CPD reports documenting the crime and the collisions.

The carjackers backed the Jaguar into a 2017 Cadillac that was parked on the street, then rammed into the back of a Toyota that was traveling west on Belmont at Sheffield, according to the police reports. After the second collision, the hijackers turned south on Sheffield and escaped before police arrived.

According to the CPD reports, the driver of the carjacked Jaguar was a Black male who was about 16-years-old. He was wearing a dark-colored hoodie. Another hijacker was about the same age, stood about 5’8″ tall, and wore a black hoodie with white jeans.

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