Driver carjacked in Lincoln Park overnight

Chicago police are investigating an armed carjacking in Lincoln Park last night.

A 28-year-old man was in his white Chrysler 300 in the 2400 block of North Lincoln when another car pulled up around 2:35 a.m., a CPD spokesperson said. Two men got out of the other vehicle and forced the driver out at gunpoint.

They drove away with the man’s car, followed by the other vehicle.

The victim is a concealed carry holder, and a preliminary CPD report said his weapon was inside the vehicle when the carjackers took it.

Monday’s carjacking is the ninth of the year in Lincoln Park, a significant improvement from last year, which had 21 cases as of August 14. This year’s total is generally in line with 2019 through 2021.

Citywide, carjackings are down about 26% from last year, but hijackings are still 134% higher than in 2019.

Carjacking cases have declined since the “Kia Boy” auto theft phenomenon emerged last summer. Since then, traditional auto thefts have skyrocketed—up 112% this year and up 229% compared to 2019.

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