Gunmen carjack woman in Andersonville

The woman was carjacked in the 1500 block of West Olive, just east of Clark Street. | Google

Chicago police say a woman was carjacked while loading items into her vehicle in Andersonville yesterday evening. But CPD is receiving fewer hijacking reports this month than during last October and October 2020.

A police spokesperson said the 40-year-old woman was loading her car in the 1500 block of West Olive, just east of Clark Street when two men tried to rob her around 5:40 p.m.

One of the offenders pointed a gun at the woman and took her property by force. Then, both men climbed into her white Volkswagen Taos and drove away.

A witness said the robbers were two Black males in their 20s. One wore a white jacket, and both wore surgical masks.

CWBChicago predicted earlier this week that Chicago police will soon be boasting about a decline in carjackings during the final months of 2022. That’s because there were so many carjackings during the fourth quarter of last year that it will be almost impossible for there to be more hijackings.

Through October 12, CPD logged 39 hijackings citywide this month, down from 80 last year, 55 during the period in 2020, and up from 14 in 2019.

According to CPD data, last September, October, November, and December were the sixth, fifth, fourth, and third-worst months for carjackings since at least 2001. Data for earlier years are not publicly available.

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