Two young children are safe after carjackers pulled the adults from their car in Lincoln Park on Wednesday evening, police said. It is the second carjacking in the immediate area in two days. Carjackings in the neighborhood are pacing 100% ahead of last year.
Just after 8 p.m. last night, a man and woman were delivering a package on the 2100 block of North Lincoln Park West when another car pulled up and two hijackers emerged, according to CPD.
The offenders pulled the 24-year-old woman and 26-year-old man from their silver Nissan Rogue and drove away with two children in the back seat. Police found the SUV abandoned on the 2000 block of North Stockton with the 1-year-old girl and 5-year-old boy inside. Neither the kids nor the adults were injured, police said.
Officers at the scene said a white sedan may have been involved. They said one carjacker was a Black male in his late 20s who stood about 5’6″ tall and wore a black checkered shirt.
Another carjacking was reported just a couple of blocks away early Tuesday.
Around 12:45 a.m., a carjacker displayed a handgun and took a driver’s black 2014 Toyota Camry on the northeast corner of Clark and Fullerton, according to a CPD report.
Police have recorded 10 hijackings in Lincoln Park so far this year, twice the number seen at this point last year. There was only one carjacking as of April 21, 2020, and there were four during the period in 2019, according to the city’s data portal.
Carjacking reports are also up citywide, with 482 cases reported through April 12, up from 463 last year, 229 in 2020, and 128 in 2019.