DePaul student among 5 people robbed, carjacked on Monday morning

CHICAGO — A DePaul University student is among the victims targeted during a rash of robberies and carjackings on Monday morning.

According to the school’s public safety office, the student was walking home when two men demanded his property near the corner of Fullerton and Sheffield around 1:30 a.m. Both robbers fled without getting anything, the school said.

Other victims weren’t so lucky.

At about 1:10 a.m., a group of teenagers seen breaking into cars along the Clybourn corridor robbed a man and punched him in the face near Weed and Kingsbury streets, according to an officer who responded to the call. Police also discovered several burglarized vehicles in the area. The Chicago Police Department did not respond to a request for information about the incidents.

In Lakeview, a woman and her friend were carjacked by two men in the 1500 block of West Irving Park Road shortly before 3 a.m. Two men displayed a firearm and stole the woman’s gray Mercedes and purses from both victims. The robbers arrived in a white minivan driven by a third person.

According to initial information, the carjackers were one White male and two Black males in their teens.

Another woman called police around 4:55 a.m. from the Jewel-Osco at 3630 North Southport to report that she was robbed. She said three men wearing black hoodies took her phone and backpack, then fled in a white vehicle. Police officers took a report from the woman, but the Chicago Police Department did not respond to a request for information about the case.

Around 7 a.m., gunmen carjacked a man near Ashland and Chicago Avenue in West Town. Several witnesses saw masked gunmen pull the man from his Audi A6 and then drive away with the vehicle. The victim said four Black males wearing ski masks and armed with guns took the car, according to preliminary information.

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