Update 8 a.m. — Three people have been arrested in connection with the Grant Park incident. CPD spokesperson Kellie Bartoli said a 15-year-old girl is charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass to a vehicle and charges are pending against the other two. CWBChicago will continue to monitor the story.
A group of men carjacked a woman inside a parking garage under Grant Park on Monday evening, according to police. Separately, a man reported being carjacked at gunpoint in West Town early this morning.
The first hijacking occurred in the Grant Park North Garage, 25 North Michigan, around 7:05 p.m.
A 41-year-old woman was getting into her car when four men walked up, pulled her from the vehicle, and began hitting her in the head, said Kellie Bartoli, a CPD spokesperson. The hijackers then drove away with the woman’s gray Mazda 3, which bears a license plate beginning with P569.
Bartoli said the victim declined medical attention and did not have visible injuries. Police found some of the woman’s property scattered on the garage floor.
The suspects are thin Black males between 15- and 20-years-old who wore masks, Bartoli said.
Then, at 1:11 a.m. Tuesday, a 38-year-old man was carjacked at gunpoint on the 600 block of North Wood in West Town, according to Bartoli. The man told police he was cleaning out a rental vehicle when two men displayed a handgun and demanded the keys to the white Honda Civic.
He complied, and they drove away with the car, which had Wisconsin license plates. The victim was not injured.
The suspects are Black males between 5’10” and 6-feet tall who weigh about 200 pounds. They were wearing ski masks.
This morning’s carjacking unfolded one block from where a man was shot during an armed robbery Sunday morning.
The 35-year-old victim was walking to his car when a white sedan rolled to a stop next to him on the 700 block of North Wood around 12:30 a.m., police said. A gunman got out of the car’s front passenger seat, confronted the victim with a handgun, and ordered him to turn over his bag.
He then shot the victim, took the backpack, and fled in the sedan, police said.
The victim was shot once in his right bicep. CPD officers applied a tourniquet to slow his blood loss until EMS could get him to Stroger Hospital. He was listed in good condition.
According to an initial CPD report, the robber and his accomplice were Hispanic men who may have been riding in a white Lincoln.