Two carjackers brandished a rifle and a pistol to carjack a man in West Rogers Park early Tuesday. An hour later, they followed the same script to carjack a woman in the neighborhood. Chicago police issued a community alert about the hijackings on Tuesday evening.
According to the alert, both victims were inside their vehicles when the men ordered them to get out at gunpoint.
Police said the duo displayed a rifle and handgun to carjack man of his Toyota Corolla on the 7300 block of North Western around 3:30 a.m.
Then, around 4:35 a.m., they arrived on the 6400 block of North Oakley in the Corolla and ordered a woman to get out of her 2012 Volkswagen Touareg, according to a separate report. After she complied, the men told her to run away and not look back. Then, they drove away with her car and the Toyota.
The community alert said both suspects are Black males between 15- and 25-years-old who stand 5’10” to 6’2″ tall and weigh 180 to 200 pounds.
Anyone with information about the crimes can contact Area Three investigators at 312-744-8263 about pattern #P21-3-135.
Chicago police recorded 151 carjackings through the first 22 days of November, the most recent time period for which data is available. That’s one carjacking fewer than during the same time period last year.
By comparison, the city had 136 carjackings during the first 22 days of October.