Armed carjackings reported in North Center, Albany Park on Saturday

The approximate locations of Saturday’s carjackings in North Center and Albany Park. | Multiplottr

Chicago — A woman was carjacked of her Maserati in North Center on Saturday night, Chicago police said, almost exactly 24 hours after another woman was carjacked just across the river in Albany Park. Chicago cops found the Maserati shortly after it was carjacked, but no arrests have been made.

The woman was sitting in the driver’s seat of her Maserati in the 2100 block of West Cullom when four or five offenders approached her around 11:55 p.m. Two of the hijackers pulled out guns—one a pistol, the other a rifle, according to an officer—and forced her out of the car.

According to police, two hijackers fled in the Maserati, while the rest fled in a black SUV, possibly a Hyundai Santa Fe, waiting nearby.

Officers found the Maserati abandoned in Auburn-Gresham around 1:40 a.m. Sunday, according to a CPD document.

Earlier on Saturday, a 25-year-old woman was carjacked as she sat in her 2017 Ford Escape in the 4200 block of North Richmond. She told police that two men walked up to her car around 12:40 a.m. and forced her from the vehicle at gunpoint. They took her phone, then drove away.

CPD has not released descriptions of the offenders in either crime.

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