Cops link Bucktown carjacking and Avondale shooting in new community alert

Police have linked a Saturday morning carjacking in Bucktown with a shooting in Avondale and an armed robbery in Humboldt Park that were reported earlier the same day.

Area Five detectives announced the connection in a community alert Sunday evening.

Most recently, two men carjacked a 30-year-old woman in Bucktown as she stepped out of her SUV in the 2300 block of West McLean around 9:06 a.m. Saturday, police said.

The hijackers stepped out of a dark blue SUV and demanded the woman’s keys at gunpoint. Then, one of the carjackers drove away with her black 2019 Mercedes SUV while the other fled in the car the duo arrived with, Officer Ana Pacheco said.

Now, detectives have linked the case to a couple of crimes from earlier Saturday.

At 12:50 a.m. Saturday, two offenders approached a man sitting inside a BMW coupe on the 2900 block of North Milwaukee. Police said one of the suspects shot the victim four times in his right leg before escaping in a black sedan.

CPD did not announce a motive for the shooting, but detectives said all three cases in the community alert were robbery- or carjacking-related.

Around 6 a.m., another armed robbery was reported on the 3500 block of West Wabansia, according to the CPD alert.

The bulletin provided descriptions of two suspects from the Bucktown carjacking: two Black males between 18- and 25-years-old who stand 5’8″ or 5’9″ tall and weigh 140 to 150 pounds. They were traveling in a dark-colored BMW SUV.

Anyone with information about the crimes can contact Area Five detectives about pattern #P22-5-005 at 312-746-7394.

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