3 carjackings, 1 armed robbery reported in 45-minute spree on the North Side

CHICAGO — A group of armed men committed three carjackings and robbed a fourth victim in a 45-minute-long crime spree on the North Side overnight, according to preliminary Chicago police reports. No arrests have been made.

The holdups began just before 4 a.m. in the 7400 block of North Western. A man told police that two white cars boxed him in and four gunmen got out to take his blue 2018 Toyota Camry, according to a PD report.

About ten minutes later, in the 6700 block of North Richmond, a man told police that two white vehicles boxed him in, and at least four armed men got out of the cars with guns. They took his black 2018 Honda Civic and drove away.

At about 4:25 a.m., the black Honda rolled up to the 2100 block of West Estes. The occupants got out and robbed a man at gunpoint on the street.

Finally, around 4:45 a.m., another driver was carjacked at gunpoint at the 7-Eleven, 6801 North Western. Armed men arrived in two cars, including the Camry earlier, and took the victim’s Kia Forte by force, according to the initial CPD information.

Chicago police officers followed two of the getaway cars as they fled from the 7-Eleven. Police supervisors terminated the chase because the robbers were creating a safety threat by running red lights, according to CPD radio transmissions.

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