Carjacking, robberies reported in Lakeview, Edgewater, West Loop on Wednesday

CHICAGO — Two robberies in Lakeview on Wednesday, including a carjacking, are among the latest holdups under investigation by Chicago police. Other armed robberies were reported in Edgewater and the West Loop.

Around 1:15 p.m., a man carjacked a woman in Lakeview while she was getting gas at BP, 841 West Irving Park Road. A man jumped into her white Range Rover, but a witness intervened and tried to pull him back out, according to initial information.

The bystander’s efforts came up short, though, and the hijacker got away with the victim’s white Range Rover. He was described as a tall, skinny Black male wearing a ski mask.

Another robbery was reported in the neighborhood around 6:30 p.m. According to a Chicago police spokesperson, a 40-year-old man was walking in an alley behind the 400 block of West Briar when two robbers approached him on foot. 

The pair displayed a gun, took the man’s valuables, and then escaped in a silver sedan, possibly a Hyundai, driven by a woman, the spokesperson said.

Officers at the scene said the robbers were Black males wearing ski masks. One wore a white hoodie and the other wore a dark hoodie.

According to preliminary information, a similar robbery occurred about 45 minutes earlier in an alley behind the 1200 block of West Ardmore. A masked man stole a woman’s bag and escaped in a car.

Investigators were exploring the possibility that the Briar and Ardmore robberies involved a Hyundai stolen from the 1600 block of West Wallen in Rogers Park. It was seen in the area of both crimes.

Later Wednesday, a 25-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint as she got into her parked car in the 1000 block of West Carroll, the police spokesperson said.

A black SUV, possibly a Hyundai, rolled up and two males got out. Both displayed guns as they took the woman’s valuables, police said.

An officer who responded to the scene said the robbers were Black males dressed in all black, with one wearing a pink baseball cap.

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