2 hijackings and 1 armed robbery reported in West Loop, West Town overnight

A group of armed offenders is suspected of committing two carjackings and an armed robbery overnight in the West Loop and West Town. So far, no arrests have been made.

They started by hijacking a food delivery driver’s car on the 100 block of North Ada around 2:10 a.m. Officer Jose Jara said three offenders confronted the 37-year-old driver with a handgun while he was making a delivery, went through his clothing to get his car keys, and then drove away with his white 2019 Chevy Impala.

The suspects were described as three Black males wearing hoodies and face masks. One of them wore a black jacket with green trim. They stand about 5’8″ tall and weigh about 160 pounds, according to information given to police.

Then, around 4:05 a.m., a white Chevy Impala pulled up behind two victims as they parked near the corner of Chicago and Armour in West Town, Jara said. Two men got out of the Impala with a handgun, demanded the victims’ property and keys, and then took control of their black Kia Sportage.

The Kia and the Impala fled south after the robbery.

A few minutes later, a man reported being robbed at gunpoint on the 1500 block of West Huron. He said another man walked up, tapped him on the shoulder, and took his wallet while pointing a handgun at him.

The robber escaped in a white Chevy Impala that was waiting nearby.

On Thursday, two armed men robbed and carjacked two women on the 1800 block of West Superior in West Town around 9 p.m. The women, ages 31 and 19, were stepping out of their car in an alley when a black sedan rolled up and two men exited with handguns, CPD spokesperson Kellie Bartoli said.

West Town had the second-greatest number of carjackings among Chicago’s 77 community areas last year.

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