72-year-old woman carjacked at gunpoint in Logan Square

Chicago Crime

CHICAGO — A 72-year-old woman was carjacked at gunpoint in Logan Square Thursday night.

The woman, later identified as Blanca Alicea, was not hurt, but said the suspect put a gun to her chest.

Around 11 p.m. Thursday, the woman was parking her brown 2017 Nissan Versa in the 2400 block of Sacramento Avenue when a dark-colored sedan pulled up behind her and a man with a gun got out.

They pulled her out of the car and took off. A second suspect drove away in the car they drove up in. The woman was not injured.

In an interview Friday afternoon with WGN News, Alicea said she is still terrified.

“He grabbed and pulled me out of the car,” she said in Spanish. “He threw me hard up against a parked car, threatening to kill me if I made any notice.”

Chicago police continue their efforts to combat carjackings. They said their task force is making a lot more arrests related to car jackings than they were a year ago.

In July, WGN Investigates found that most of those arrests where juveniles who face less severe penalties for crimes.

The investigation also found at the time there had been more than 750 reported car jackings 2021 putting the city on pace to surpass last year’s number of a little more than 1,400 — the highest total in at least a decade.

A little more than a week ago, another person was carjacked just a few blocks from Thursday’s carjacking.

No one is in custody. Anyone with information can leave an anonymous tip at cpdtip.com.

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