2 delivery drivers carjacked in 30 minutes in Rogers Park

CHICAGO — Two delivery drivers were carjacked in about 30 minutes yesterday evening in Rogers Park, Chicago police say.

The first victim, a 39-year-old man, told cops he was making a delivery in the 1600 block of West Farwell when an armed carjacker confronted him around 11:21 p.m.

Police said the hijacker displayed a gun, demanded the driver’s keys, and drove away with the victim’s blue 2016 Toyota Corolla.

The other driver was carjacked outside the Hampton Inn at 1209 West Albion around 11:50 p.m.

That victim, age 29, said two men were inside his car when he returned from making a delivery. They displayed a handgun and demanded his keys when he confronted them, a Chicago police spokesperson said. 

Officers found the second victim’s Toyota Highlander abandoned in the 5600 block of North Wayne in Edgewater around 2 a.m. Thursday.

CPD did not release descriptions of the suspects.

Carjacking reports citywide are up 130% compared to 2019, but the number of cases is down 27% from last year. Chicago police received 506 vehicular hijacking reports through June 4 this year versus 695 in 2022.

In the Rogers Park (24th) District, hijackings are down 41% compared to last year and up 100% from 2019.

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