CHICAGO (CBS)– Another carjacking was reported Tuesday morning, this time in Lakeview.
Carjackers are becoming more and more brazen.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Rounding Out The Warmest Weekend Of The Winter
In the most recent carjacking, a 32-year-old woman was driving down an alley in the 3600 block of North Bosworth Avenue off Addison Street, around 7 a.m., when a sport-utility vehicle blocked the intersection.
Police said a man got out of the SUV, held up a gun, and demanded she get out of her black Dodge Charger. The suspect then opened the driver’s side door, striking the woman in her head and face.
The victim got out of her car and the suspect took off in her vehicle, heading west toward Ashland Avenue.
Before that, around 1 a.m., another car in Logan Square was stolen. Police said in that case, two men pulled up in a dark-colored Hyundai sedan in the 2600 block of North St. Louis Avenue, walked up to the two victims — a 22-year-old man who was driving and a 20-year-old woman who was a passenger. They pointed a gun at the driver and told both occupants to get out of their blue 2019 Honda hatchback.
The thieves took the victims’ cell phones and other items before stealing the car and driving off.READ MORE: MISSING: Khoshaba Dikyanos, 84, Last Seen In Lincoln Square
In 2019, police responded to eight carjackings in the Logan Square neighborhood. It doubled to 16 in 2020.
It’s a crime that’s making its way to the suburbs too.
Carjackings were reported this weekend in Aurora, Naperville and Dolton.
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