CHICAGO — A woman carjacked in Lincoln Park on Monday night is at least the fourth person targeted in robberies in the neighborhood since Sunday, according to Chicago police reports.
She was getting into her car in the 2300 block of North Halsted when two men confronted her around 11:39 p.m., a CPD spokesperson said.
They demanded her keys, took control of her black Volkswagen Jetta, and headed south on Halsted, according to police. The woman, 37, was not injured.
Monday’s carjacking occurred directly outside DePaul’s School of Music building.
Two DePaul students were among the victims robbed on Monday.
They were walking in the 1300 block of West Fullerton when two robbers stepped out of a black vehicle and robbed them at gunpoint around 4:15 a.m., police said.
The victims, men ages 19 and 20, went to University Hall, a DePaul residence hall, and a security officer called 911 and identified them as students.
A little before 11 p.m. Sunday, a woman called 911 to report that two men tried to rob her and a friend as they sat on a bench in Oz Park. The woman who called for help bolted from the park, leaving her friend behind.
About 20 minutes later, a 26-year-old woman was knocked to the ground and robbed in the 2200 block of North Sheffield, according to CPD. The offender escaped in a light-colored vehicle.
All of the robberies occurred in the Near North (18th) District, where robbery reports are 13% higher than this point last year but down 12% compared to 2019.