Driver carjacked after minor traffic crash near Wrigley Field

Chicago — For the second day in a row, Chicago police are investigating an armed carjacking in the Lakeview neighborhood. The latest hijacking occurred about a block from Wrigley Field shortly after 5 o’clock this morning.

A CPD spokesperson said a 44-year-old man was driving in the 1100 block of West Grace when a gray Kia sedan rear-ended his Dodge Challenger. Two men with handguns exited the Kia and confronted him as he got out to exchange information with the other driver.

The driver was carjacked after a minor traffic crash in the 1100 block of West Grace. | Google

The men took control of the victim’s Challenger and drove away, followed by the Kia and a Dodge Durango, the police spokesperson said.

Almost exactly 24 hours earlier and about a half-mile south, a man was carjacked at gunpoint at the BP service station, 1200 West Belmont. In that case, a gunman confronted the victim, took his valuables, and drove away with his BMW, followed by a white sedan that police said may have been a Hyundai Sonata. A 17-year-old boy has been charged with the crime.

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