Armed robbery, carjacking reported within 20 minutes on Far North Side

Chicago police are investigating an armed robbery and a carjacking that occurred about 20 minutes apart Saturday evening in Rogers Park and West Rogers Park. No arrests have been announced.

In the first holdup, a 36-year-old man reported that a gunman confronted him with a handgun in the 6900 block of North Greenview around 7:20 p.m. At least two accomplices arrived, and the group assaulted and robbed the man, a Chicago police spokesperson said.

The group fled the scene on foot after getting the man’s property. He declined medical attention.

The suspects were described as young Black males wearing black clothing and masks. One of them, though, had a blue hoodie.

Then, around 7:42 p.m., a 64-year-old man was carjacked in the 6400 block of North Washtenaw. Two robbers approached him from behind, and one implied that they had a gun as the other took the victim’s keys, the police spokesperson said.

They drove away with his gray Toyota sedan, heading south. CPD said the victim was not injured.

An officer who spoke with the victim said the robbers were two Black men in their 20s or 30s. The gunman was tall and wore a red jacket. The other wore a gray coat.

Both robberies occurred in CPD’s Rogers Park (24th) District. Robberies in the district are up 96% this year, with 49 cases reported as of February 18, according to the police department’s latest statistics. Holdup reports are also pacing above levels seen in 2022, 2021, and 2020, according to the report.

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