2 more armed carjackings investigated by Chicago police

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CHICAGO -- The string of carjacking continue as Chicago police investigate two more cases that happened on Sunday night and early Monday morning.

One happened around 6:40 p.m. Sunday in the city's Morgan Park neighborhood.

Barbara Martin is a City of Chicago employee who was enjoying her day off Sunday and was heading to watch a movie with a friend.

She was pulling out of her driveway on 115th and Oakley Ave, when two men in their 20s got out of a white Sedan and approached her car.

“Someone came on the driver’s side and demanded that I get out of my car and he showed me a gun and sort of pointed it toward me and made me get out and get on the ground," Martin said.

The men got into her vehicle and drove off.

Martin wasn't hurt, but she was shaken up saying she couldn't sleep after the incident.

“I’m just blessed he took the car and didn’t harm me," she said.  "They were young kids. Probably out having fun trying to do whatever. Be gangsters or whatever. What they don’t realize is that they’ve traumatized me. And for what, a car?”

Another carjacking happened in the city's Logan Square neighborhood.

The incident happened around 12:30 a.m. Monday on Maplewood and Fullerton. Two men with guns approached a man and woman sitting in their vehicle.

The victims were forced out of the vehicle, and the men got into the vehicle and took off. No one was injured.

There have been at least 20 carjackings in the last week across the city of Chicago.

In 2017, there have been over 700 carjackings which already outpaced 2016's total of 663 which is more than double of 2015's total.

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson went on record just several days ago saying his officers are making carjackings a priority.

But for Martin those are just words. She is unable to give a detailed description of the men who targeted her and not only got her car they also got her house keys.

She said she is now determined to get her conceal and carry license and is warning other drivers to be aware of their surroundings.

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