North Side woman reports being carjacked twice since Wednesday. Other hijackings reported in Edgewater and Wicker Park

Police are investigating after a North Side woman reported being carjacked Saturday for the second time in three days. Other carjackings were reported in Edgewater and Wicker Park this weekend.

Around 8:15 p.m. Saturday, a 39-year-old woman told police she was inside her car as it was filling with gas at a service station on the 5100 block of North Broadway when three men ordered her out of the vehicle at gunpoint, according to a CPD spokesperson.

The woman said she complied and the offenders drove away with her 2005 Acura sedan.

Officers at the scene said the gas station has surveillance cameras, but the attendant didn’t have authority to access the footage.

The same woman reported being carjacked at gunpoint of the same car Wednesday morning, according to a separate CPD report.

In that case, she said she was sitting in her car in front of her home on the 5400 block of North Winthrop when three men walked up and pointed a gun at her around 4:45 a.m., a police spokesperson said. Two of the men dragged her out of the car and they all jumped into the vehicle and drove away, the woman reported.

Police returned the car to her later the same day, but a CPD spokesperson said no arrests were made.

Among other carjackings reported this weekend:

  • A 22-year-old woman was robbed and carjacked at gunpoint on the 6300 block of North Magnolia in Edgewater around 10:55 p.m. Saturday, according to a CPD report. Video from a nearby apartment building reportedly shows the offender confronting the victim and driving away with their 2006 Buick, which bears Michigan license plates.
  • In Wicker Park, two hijackers displayed handguns and took a man’s Cadillac SUV from behind the victim’s home on the 2300 block of West Wabansia around 5:15 p.m. Friday. The victim told police that he saw a silver car travel slowly down the alley before the men approached him and he suspected the vehicle was involved. A CPD report describes the suspects as two Black males wearing black hoodies, winter caps, and jeans.

Chicago police recorded 42 hijackings during the first eight days of this year, that’s down slightly from 47 cases during the same days last year. The city saw 20 carjackings during the first eight days of both 2020 and 2019, according to CPD data.

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