An Albany Park man was ordered held without bail for his role in a shooting that left another driver injured in North Center this week. And, contrary to other media coverage and statements from the local alderman, the victim is not a 24-year-old female FedEx driver.
A “bump-n-run” carjacking and auto theft crew has struck at least three times on the North Side and once in the West Loop since Sunday morning, according to CPD reports. But a source said the thieves are suspected of committing many more similar crimes across the city.
A carjacker took a woman’s SUV at gunpoint in Ravenswood on Tuesday morning, police said. The details of the hijacking are similar to at least nine other cases that have been reported in the area in recent days.
A car that police linked to a sweeping armed robbery spree that hit the city early Friday crashed and burst into flames moments after the last hold-up was reported, leaving one of its passengers dead at the scene.
Groups of armed robbers committed at least 15 hold-ups across between Thursday evening and Friday morning — just hours before CPD’s robbery detectives will be ordered to sit on street corners rather than investigate crimes.