Police investigate 2 carjackings, robbery on North Side

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CHICAGO — Chicago police are investigating two carjackings and a robbery that happened in a 40-minute span on the North Side.

Just before midnight Wednesday, a 25-year-old woman was walking when she was approached by two armed males near Barry and Ashland avenues in Lakeview. She turned over her belongings, including the keys to her red Toyota Corolla that the suspects drove off in.

Around 12:25 a.m. Thursday, a 20-year-old food delivery driver was carjacked by two males near Dickens and Halsted in Lincoln Park. Police said the males showed a gun, and took the victim's 2011 black Toyota, along with other possessions.

About 10 minutes later, a 26-year-old woman was sitting in her car when a male suspect knocked on the window of her Ford Fusion parked in the 800 block of West Willow Street. The male implied he was armed, and told the woman to get out. A second person pulled the woman from the car, and both suspects got in and left, police said.

No injuries were reported in any of the incidents.

Later, the Corolla was seen traveling behind the Fusion in the Grand Crossing police district. The Corolla crashed in the 400 Block of East Marquette Road in West Woodlawn after a short police pursuit. When police found the car, the suspects were gone.

Officers came across the Fusion in the Park Manor neighborhood near East 69th Street and South Anthony Avenue.

Chicago police said they believe the incidents are related.

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