Carjackings reported in Wicker Park, Rogers Park on Wednesday

Chicago police are investigating carjackings reported in Rogers Park yesterday morning and Wicker Park yesterday evening. Separately, CWB has learned that the getaway car used in Sunday evening’s shooting in Rogers Park was also taken in a carjacking.

New carjackings

The Wicker Park hijacking took place on the 1400 block of North Hoyne between 8:20 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., CPD spokesperson Kellie Bartoli said.

A 25-year-old woman was settling into her silver 2017 Kia Forte when a man opened her passenger door, climbed in, and ordered her out. Another man then opened her driver’s door and pulled her from the car, according to Bartoli.

The hijackers headed north on Hoyne with the woman’s car. CPD plate reading technology detected the stolen car traveling on the 2500 block of North Lakeview in Lincoln Park about 45 minutes later, but officers did not locate the vehicle. No arrests have been made.

Bartoli said the suspects are two Black males between 18- and 30-years-old, one of whom had dreadlocks and wore a blue puffer jacket.

On Wednesday morning, a 25-year-old woman was hijacked at gunpoint on the 1600 block of West Jarvis in Rogers Park.

She was in her black Honda Civic when two men ordered her out of the car at gunpoint around 6:08 a.m., Bartoli said. She complied, and they drove away eastbound with her vehicle.

The victim described the suspects as two Black males between 18- and 22-years-old who were wearing black hoodies.

Shooter’s car found

Cops who found a hijacked Volvo SUV abandoned on the 5200 block of North Campbell noticed something interesting: Shell casings were sitting in its windshield wiper well. Investigators have now linked the vehicle to Sunday’s shooting in Rogers Park that left a man critically injured as well as at least four other recent shooting incidents in which no injuries were reported.

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