Police warn Bucktown, Wicker Park residents after 4 armed carjackings in span of hours

Chicago Crime

CHICAGO — Police are warning residents in Wicker Park and Bucktown after four armed carjackings Monday night in a span of nearly four hours.

Police said in each of the carjackings, multiple suspects exited a maroon-colored SUV and approached victims who were sitting in their vehicles or about to exit. The suspects displayed a black handgun and ordered the victims out of their vehicles while demanding PIN numbers to debit cards and cell phones.

Here’s a timeline of the incidents.

  • 1900 block of N. Honore Street at approx. 8:03 p.m.
  • 1900 block of W. Wabansia Avenue at approx. 8:15 p.m.
  • 2100 block of W. Moffat Street at approx. 8:57 p.m.
  • 1700 block of W. Le Moyne Street at approx. 10:40 p.m.

The suspects are described as Black men, 20 to 30 years told, 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet tall, 150 to 180 pounds. Police said one was wearing a white tank top and a black ski mask while the other was in a black sweatshirt and black pants.

A woman who was carjacked on Friday in Bucktown, separate from the alert above, wants residents to know what to look out for.

“There were two cars working together. So I felt when they were double parked it was the perfect opportunity for them to block us in,” Jaimie said, who asked not to use her last name.

The incident compelled her to look into getting a concealed carry permit. On Tuesday night, she practiced for the first time at a gun range in Lyons.

“Can’t knock ’til you try it and I decided that this would be the time to see if it was something for me,” she said. “We will see how it goes.”

Anyone with information can leave an anonymous tip at cpdtip.com.

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