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New Edgewater Carjacking Linked To Prior Incident On The Same Street

After another carjacking in Edgewater was reported authorities, the Chicago Police Department has put out a community alert about a link between the latest vehicular hijacking and another incident a few days prior.

The two carjackings both happened on Granville Ave. in Edgewater. The first occurred at 8:30 p.m. on on Jan. 26 when a 29-year-old man was approached by two men on the 1500 block of W. Granville while near his car.

One of the suspects pulled out a gun and demanded the keys to his vehicle. Authorities say that the pair then jumped into the victim’s 2015 Subaru Crosstrek and sped away from the scene. They drove onto Lake Shore Drive and headed southbound.

A few days later on February 1 at around 7:50 p.m. another carjacking occurred on the 900 block of W. Granville. The victim, a 22-year-old woman, was sitting in her parked car talking to a friend on Facetime when a man interrupted the call to announce that he was hijacking the car.

The victim got out of the vehicle and was forced to hand over her valuables including car keys. The two suspects jumped into the white 2007 Lexus RX350 and drove away while the woman’s friend on Facetime witnessed the entire incident and then called police.

Police have linked the two incidents saying that the same team of offenders committed both the crimes. In the alert, police say the hijackers are two Black males between 14-25 years of age, standing  5’6”- 5’10” tall and weighing 120-160 pounds. Both were armed, wore black hoodies, and were driving a white sedan.

If you have information about either incident, please contact Area Three Detectives at (312) 744-8263 about pattern P21-3-024.

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