Monday, May 16, 2016

Uptown Carjackers Take $145,000 BMW At Gunpoint; Second Incident Reported In Lincoln Park

Carjackers took an Uptown man’s $145,000 sports car at gunpoint Sunday evening. Two hours later, a Lincoln Park man was relieved of his $45,000 Audi by armed carjackers who confronted him in his garage.

Two juveniles are in custody in the Lincoln Park case.

The Uptown man told police that he was confronted by four men who displayed a weapon and ordered him out of his white BMW i8 sports car near the Jewel-Osco store at 4355 N. Sheridan around 9:15PM.

The vehicle sped southbound on Broadway and was reportedly pinging on the West Side about an hour later.

The offenders were described only as black men.

Second Incident

The Lincoln Park victim told police that two young black men entered his garage, pulled out a handgun, and robbed him of his cell phone, wallet, and black Audi A5 in the 2700 block of N. Janssen around 10:40PM on Sunday.

Police found the Audi traveling eastbound near Clark and Diversey moments later. Two occupants were arrested after they bailed out of the car near the shuttered Market Place grocery store at 521 W. Diversey.

The names of the offenders have not been released as they are reportedly juveniles.

Investigators are trying to determine if the two carjackings are related.

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28 comments:

  1. It is the wild, wild west out there ladies & gentlemen. Hoping the juveniles get a serious sentence. But if I was to bet money on it I'd take the "under"...

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  2. So its unsafe to walk, its unsafe to drive, its unsafe in your home and its unsafe on the CTA. Its going to be a rough summer.

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  3. Wow, so we can't even DRIVE in Chicago anymore. You'll either get gunned down on the expressways or carjacked on a busy thoroughfare. Good going, voters!

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    1. "Good going, voters!"
      100% true.
      Throw the bums out...or don't expect anything to change. Nothing at all.

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    2. who are the bums? the politicians didn't birth and raise the criminals. parents are the first line of defense, teachers the second, police and politicians the third and last. if the first line breaks down, then you're third world, where the cops and government do the "parenting". detroit comes to mind.

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  4. Who in the hell lives in Uptown with a $145,000 automobile?

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    1. That's what I was thinking

      > Uptown
      > $145,000 car

      Pick one.

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    2. Only a fool would drive a 145,000 car in Uptown or a drug dealer.

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    3. Not all of us in Uptown live in halfway houses. It's rather gentrified, though with the number of moving trucks I see around my nice street (nicer than any in Lakeview) I'm afraid the tide is turning again. Keep letting everyone know we're poor, however; that way all the south siders will keep getting off at Belmont and not Wilson or Sheridan.

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    4. You've lost close to 10,000 residents since 2001 according to latest stats. "Gentrify" all you can but when a storefront has sat vacant for close to a decade then is leveled for a storage facility, it doesn't look to promising. So glad I was smart enough to not believe the hype.

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  5. O all these poor justice involved individuals.

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  6. Is it me or are these various armed robberies happening earlier in the evening than before?

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    1. I have the same impression.

      Used to be that the criminals preyed on us at night, like the vampires they are. Now, though, it seems they have no fear of sunlight.

      Which is to say, it's clear that these criminals neither fear the cops, nor the time of day.

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  7. I am sure that Tunnys weekly e-mail blast will include these crimes some where between a garden party fund raising or pictures of him shoveling the street before the sweepers arrive. NOT !

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    1. Since neither crime took place in Tunney's ward, where would you like it to appear?

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    2. I can't tell the difference between Tunney and Cappelman either. Both are in way over their heads and their wards are both crime-ridden.

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  8. Wow - driving a $145,000 car to the Jewel on Sheridan in Uptown. The war zone continues to get worse and worse. And the rent keeps going up. Thanks Chicago! I'm about two more years of this away from Naperville.

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  9. it's almost like they come here specifically to commit crimes.

    shocking.

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    1. They are attracted by a welcoming culture.

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    2. Very true.

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  10. Bmw i8 is a hot "gangsta" car because the rapper Fetty Wap drives one/gifts them to his friends. I wouldn't drive one even if I had the money

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  11. That's what I'd do. Take my $145K car and hang out in Uptown for the day! Maybe get some medicore Asian food, stop at Target for the sale, get my nails and hair did, appointment at the methodone clinic and take in some breathtaking architecture.

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  12. Regarding the $140,000 car in Uptown: There is alot of money in Uptown. There are huge single family homes, especially around Buena Park. The more alarming thought is that someone would be robbed of their car in their own garage. A car jacking would be one thing, but to come to your own home and take your car is pretty scary stuff. People are getting more brazen.

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    1. The garage robbery was in LP, super common there. Gatage robberies were the begining of the end for Morgan Park. North Side needs to watch these patterns and signs that southsiders know all too well.

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    2. If I were rich I wouldn't care to have a million dollar SFR on a street with gunfire during the day - like Buena. I'm just a dull GWM though I guess.

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    3. Also consider what happened to Lee Miglin in his Gold Coast garage (and his car was probably only worth about $20K if that).

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  13. If our legal system doesn't allow the names of juveniles to be known, it is high time that we know the names of their parents. Being 17 and 364 days old doesn't make one blameless. Someone is responsible.
    WE, THE PEOPLE, have got to put pressure on our legislators and judges to toughen up our laws. If they don't, we have the power to, and must, show them the door. This is all insanity!

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  14. OK, I'm surprised nobody asked this question - This is an extremely conspicuous car WITH A TRACKING DEVICE IN IT that pinged their location all the way to the chop shop, which it took them a whole hour to get to. WHY WERE THEY NOT CAUGHT? Why, why, why??? Is carjacking that low a priority? You'd think this would be low-hanging fruit.

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