CHICAGO (CBS)– Three more carjackings were reported in the Chicago area Tuesday night.
The most recent incident was reported around 11:40 p.m. Tuesday in the 1400 block of North Cleaver Street in West Town. Police said a man was shoveling snow near the curb, so he could park his car, when two offenders exited a Ford Fusion and approached him.READ MORE: Organizer Planning To Go Ahead With Concert In Valparaiso, Indiana This Summer, With Some COVID Precautions
One pointed a gun at the man and the second took his money and car keys before driving off in the his car. Police eventually located the stolen car on the 5100 block of West Madison Street just before 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Police arrested two teenage boys, one 19 and the other 15 years old. Police also arrested two teenage girls, also 19 and 15 years old. However, police said the victim in the case declined to press charges, and three of the teens were released from custody. The third was arrested on an unrelated warrant.
At 7:40 p.m. Tuesday in Lincoln Park, a 34-year-old man was walking back to his 2018 Range Rover in the 800 block of West Willow Street, west of Halsted Street. The keys were in the vehicle, police said.
An assailant came up, took out a weapon, and demanded the Range Rover, police said. The assailant drove off in the vehicle. No one was in custody late Tuesday.
This carjacking happened as an online community forum was taking place, in the 43rd and 44th wards, to discuss efforts to reduce carjackings.READ MORE: 1 Dead, 2 Injured In I-57 Expressway Shooting Near 119th Street
During the forum, Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) said “We’ve got a serious problem.”
“We are all in this together, working with our police commanders on trying to keep our North Side safe. That why you employ us, and that’s why we hope to keep your trust that this is a team effort working with police, states attorney and our offices,” he said.
Earlier around 6 p.m. Tuesday, in the Burnside neighborhood, the victim was sitting in his car in the 9300 block of South Avalon Avenue, waiting for a friend, when a dark blue Chevy Equinox pulled up, and two men got out. One of the men pointed a gun at him and told him to get out. The second man stole cash from the victim and told him to back away from the vehicle.
One of the carjackers drove off in the victim’s Jeep Cherokee, and the other fled the scene in the Equinox. The victim’s vehicle later was recovered on the 9500 block of South Stony Island Avenue.
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