Sunday night carjacking in Uptown may be linked to robberies in Lakeview, Logan Square

CHICAGO— Police are looking into possible links between a carjacking in Uptown and subsequent robberies in Lakeview and Logan Square on Sunday night.

Around 9:13 p.m., the hijacking victim was making his way toward his Honda Civic when he saw somebody open the door and get in the driver’s seat in the 900 block of West Montrose, Chicago police said.

Hoping to stop the theft, the 25-year-old owner jumped on the hood of the car. That didn’t work. The offender continued driving, sending the victim tumbling to the pavement. He sustained minor injuries and was transported to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, according to a police spokesperson.

Then, around 10:35 p.m., two victims were robbed in the 900 block of West Wolfram in Lakeview. The police spokesperson said CPD’s official report was not finalized as of Monday morning. However, initial information indicated that three or four men got out of a white sedan and took a purse, phone, and other belongings from the victims.

About 30 minutes later, two masked men robbed the Domino’s at 2455 West Fullerton after entering a side door. They escaped in a white Prius.

Chicago police officers spotted the car a few minutes later and, with the permission of a sergeant, engaged it in a pursuit for several minutes. The vehicle slipped away for a minute. Cops found it abandoned near the 3400 block of West Lyndale around 11:15 p.m.

Descriptions of the suspects were not available.

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