One of the latest victims of an armed robbery and carjacking crew that is targeting victims in Lakeview and Lincoln Park since Christmastime has a message for her neighbors: be careful as you get in and out of your car.
Police said the group, which is sometimes armed, steals vehicles and uses them to go on crime sprees across the North Side and downtown. The team has also used stolen and hijacked vehicles to commit burglaries and other crimes in the suburbs, according to CPD.
Detectives have confirmed that a rifle-wielding robbery crew pulled off at least five hold-ups and carjackings in a little more than three hours Tuesday in Lakeview, Humboldt Park, and the Lower West Side.
Police arrested Paul Martin three times in three months for allegedly stealing bikes downtown and on the North Side in 2019. Now, prosecutors are giving him a second chance. Or maybe it’s a third chance.
CWB reported first on Friday that cops summoned city agencies to the bar after officers found a huge gathering as they responded to reports of a person with a gun at a party in an apartment above the tavern.