“Get out of the car, b*tch!”
That’s how a group of young carjackers addressed a 79-year-old woman as they shoved her and an 82-year-old man from their car on a bustling stretch of North Avenue in Lincoln Park on Friday afternoon.
The same three suspects, believed to be two males and a female, are suspected of robbing a teenager in Lincoln Park earlier in the afternoon and of trying to carjack another elderly couple in Old Town before that.
First, several witnesses reported seeing two young males and a young female attempt to carjack an older couple near Dearborn and Division around 3 p.m. According to witnesses, the group ordered the couple to turn over their car keys, but the would-be victims got away.
CPD surveillance cameras captured images of the suspects, two Black males and a Black female who appeared to be between 12- and 15-years-old. One wore a green hoodie with blue jeans; another wore a gray hoodie with black jogging pants; and the third wore a black hoodie with dark pants, according to the video. They headed north on Dearborn after the carjacking attempt.
Then, at 3:48 p.m., a similarly-described group robbed a 17-year-old girl as she walked on the 800 block of West Webster in Lincoln Park, a CPD spokesperson said. One of the offenders hit the victim and took her phone before they all ran away.
About 45 minutes later, at 4:33 p.m., an 82-year-old man and a 79-year-old woman were exiting a parking lot on the 800 block of West North Avenue when three offenders ordered them to get out of the car.
One of the suspects shoved the woman out of the car while ordering her to “get out of the car, b*tch!” Another offender physically removed the man from the vehicle, then all three hijackers drove away with the couple’s red Lexus, according to a CPD report. Neither victim required medical attention, according to a police spokesperson.
The report indicates that the three carjackers were all males, but police believe the offenders are the same group that committed the earlier crimes.
Area Three detectives are investigating the incidents.