A couple was robbed and carjacked while unloading their SUV in North Center on Saturday evening, police said. On Sunday morning, a woman was robbed and carjacked at gunpoint in Rogers Park.
Saturday’s hijacking unfolded on the 3900 block of North Damen at 6:54 p.m. A 31-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman were unloading their Audi Q5 when two men stepped out of a dark-colored sedan with two guns, according to a CPD spokesperson.
The offenders pointed the guns at the victims and went through their pockets. Both men entered the couple’s car and drove away, followed by the sedan, police said.
Cops found the stolen car abandoned on the 3300 block of West Carroll in Garfield Park a short time later, the spokesperson said.
Officers at the hijacking scene said the suspects were two Black men between 20- and 30-years-old who wore all black clothing.
In Rogers Park, four men robbed a woman at gunpoint on the 7000 block of North Sheridan and took her silver Nissan Altima around 5:50 a.m., according to a CPD report. The victim flagged down a passing Uber driver for help after the hijacking.
No description of the Rogers Park suspects was available.
While hijacking reports are down compared to this time in 2021, the year-over-year decline has narrowed from 23% at the end of January to 11% at the end of February to about 6% today, according to the city’s “violence reduction dashboard.”