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.
An armed man carjacked a four-door pickup truck on the Northwest Side and then went on an hour-long robbery spree Monday evening through Rogers Park, West Ridge, Edgewater, and Lincoln Square, according to CPD reports.
Police are warning residents of the Far North Side about another violent robbery team that is working in the West Ridge neighborhood. The alert involves a different group of offenders than another bulletin that detectives issued Monday.
Chicago police today determined that an armed robbery crew is responsible for three violent hold-ups on the Far North Side early Sunday. The offenders fired a gun during two of the robberies, and one of the victims was shot in her arm.
Investigators are working to determine if the men who shot and robbed a woman on the Far North Side early Sunday are also responsible for a nearby carjacking attempt minutes earlier in which two offenders shot out a motorist’s rear window. Here’s what we know so far: