Police are investigating another carjacking reported Tuesday evening in Lakeview, where vehicular hijacking reports have tripled compared to the same time last year. Carjackers also took a man’s vehicle at gunpoint in the South Loop a few minutes later.
The Lakeview victim, a 33-year-old man, targeted outside Clark Street Dog, 3040 North Clark around 9:09 p.m., according to a CPD report. Police said two hijackers pulled him from his silver 2010 Chevy Aveo and drove away with the car.
CPD did not release suspect descriptions.
The hijacking is the second of the week and the 12th of the year for Lakeview, which had four carjacking reports at this point last year, none by this time in 2020, and one in 2019.
A few minutes later, two men reportedly carjacked a driver at gunpoint inside a residential building’s parking garage on the 1200 block of South Michigan. Police found his stolen Mazda3 shortly before 10 p.m. in the South Shore neighborhood.
Chicago police took 450 carjacking reports this year through April 5, up from 435 during the period last year, 2019 in 2020, and 114 in 2019.