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3 More Armed Carjackings And 2 Armed Robberies In Edgewater And Andersonville

Over the last few days there has been new reports of armed vehicle hijackings and armed robberies in both Edgewater and Andersonville. Chicago Police are now looking into the crimes and the links between them.

The most recent incidents over the weekend, two of which targeted food delivery drivers. Last Friday at around 6:50 p.m. a 28-year-old man who was delivering items to a home on the 1300 block of W. Thorndale was armed at gunpoint.

The victim stepped out of his vehicle and walked to the back of his car when a group of men pulled up behind him in a black SUV, possibly a Jeep Grand Cherokee. They displayed weapons and took his car keys, phone, wallet, and cash. The armed crew is described as five black men between 5’5″ and 5’8″ all wearing black clothes and black ski masks.

About ten minutes later a 32-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint on the 1600 block of W. Carmen as he walked back to his vehicle from a delivery.  The victim said that a group of black males in their late teens weighing around 120- 150 pounds approached him and threatened his life before taking his belongings including earbuds, eyeglasses, and car keys. They were also wearing black clothes and ski masks.

The suspects then got into a silver Chevy Equinox and drove west on Carmen. No one was injured in either incident and their vehicles were not taken.

Last Thursday around 7:50 p.m. a man was carjacked at gunpoint in Andersonville as he parked his white 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan on the 5200 block of N. Lakewood. The group of five male suspects were driving a black Chevy Suburban.

Later on Thursday around 11:38 p.m., a 56-year-old man and his 17-year-old son were carjacked from their parked vehicle on the 1200 block of W. Thorndale. Police say the offenders exited a Honda Civic (that was previously hijacked in Lakeview) and forced the men out of the car at gunpoint.

The carjacking crew sped away only to ditch the Volvo nearby after spotting a 55-year-old woman’s BMW X5 stopped in traffic. They all exited the Volvo and forced the second victim out of her car at gunpoint.

Police say the suspects were four black males, possibly teenagers, who were all wearing dark clothes including hooded sweatshirts. The abandoned BMW was recovered around three hours later in the North Lawndale neighborhood.

There were no injuries reported in Thursday’s incidents. No one is in custody at this time as Area Three Detectives work on each case.



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