Four armed men pushed a driver to the ground and stole his car in Lakeview on Sunday evening police said. Earlier, an armed carjacker took another man’s car in Uptown.
The Lakeview victim, a 29-year-old man, was standing next to his car on the 1100 block of West George when the hijackers approached him around 8:50 p.m., said Kellie Bartoli, a Chicago police spokesperson.
She said one hijacker pushed the victim to the ground and displayed a gun. The group then climbed into his gray Nissan Sentra and fled eastbound.
The victim, who was working as a delivery driver, declined medical attention.
Bartoli said suspects are Black males between 15- and 25-years-old who wore jeans and jackets.
In Uptown, a man was outside his car on the 5100 block of North Clark when a hijacker displayed a gun and drove off with his blue Toyota 4Runner around 3:20 p.m., according to a CPD report.
That victim described the carjacker as a bald Hispanic man with a large beard.
Citywide, hijacking reports paced slightly ahead of last year’s record during the first quarter, with 433 cases compared to 423. There were 198 during the first quarter of 2020 and 110 in 2019.