Amazon driver carjacked, two women robbed in about 10 minutes on the North Side

Chicago — An Amazon courier was carjacked and two other people were robbed at gunpoint in about 10 minutes Wednesday afternoon in the West Ridge neighborhood, according to Chicago police reports.

The Amazon worker was using his personal car to deliver packages when two masked men approached him in the 5700 block of North Campbell around 9:25 a.m., a CPD spokesperson said. One of the robbers displayed a handgun, and the pair drove away with the courier’s Toyota Corolla.

Within minutes of the carjacking, two other robberies were reported in the area, according to CPD reports:

  • Two robbers put a gun to a woman’s head and took her phone in the 6100 block of North Maplewood.
  • Two men pointed at least one gun at a woman and took her purse and keys in the 6400 block of North Hoyne.

Officers who responded to the scenes said the robbers were two Black males in their teens or early 20s who wore ski masks. One may have worn a green hoodie, an officer said.

West Ridge has experienced a string of robbery sprees in recent weeks. Five robberies were reported in the area within about 15 minutes on Friday, November 25. On November 19, a string of robberies and hijackings were reported from West Ridge to the Loop. And on Thursday, November 17, a group of six to eight male and female offenders traveled in two cars to carry out a series of robberies and carjackings that stretched across the north and northwest sides.

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