Carjackers chase down victim near Oz Park; another carjacking reported in Rogers Park

A group of carjackers battered and chased a victim near Oz Park in the Lincoln Park neighborhood on Monday evening, police said. And a group of six offenders beat a woman during a hijacking in Rogers Park early Tuesday. No arrests have been announced in either case.

In the Lincoln Park incident, a 59-year-old man was standing in front of his parked car when three offenders approached him from behind on the 2200 block of North Lincoln around 6:52 p.m., said Kellie Bartoli, a CPD spokesperson.

The group shoved the victim to the ground and demanded his keys. When he tried to run away, the hijackers chased after him until he surrendered the keys, Bartoli said. They then drove away with the man’s car.

Bartoli said the suspects are a Black male between 18- and 28-years-old who stands 5-feet to f 5’3″ tall and weighs 100 to 130 pounds; a Black male in his 20’s who stands 5’2″ to 5’7″ tall and weighs 130 to 150 pounds; and a person of unknown sex and race who stands 5’5″ to 5’9″ tall and weighs 150 to 160 pounds.

Officers at the scene said the stolen vehicle is a gray 2020 Lexus NX-300, which is an SUV.

Then, around 3:10 a.m. Tuesday, a group of about six offenders displayed a firearm and robbed a 33-year-old man and 36-year-old woman who were sitting in a white Honda Civic on the 1300 block of West Touhy, Bartoli said.

One of the robbers punched the woman in her face and pistol-whipped her, according to a CPD report. The group then removed both victims from their car and drove away.

Bartoli said the woman was treated for minor injuries at St. Francis Hospital and released.

The suspects in the Rogers Park case are all Black males between 23- and 28-years-old who stand 5’4″ to 6-feet tall and weigh 140 to 210 pounds, according to Bartoli.

Area Three detectives are investigating both crimes.

Editor’s note: In announcing charges against a suspect in the Lincoln Park case, prosecutors said the crime happened on the 600 block of West Webster, around the corner from Lincoln Avenue.

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