Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Lincoln Park Carjacking Under Investigation

Chicago's fastest-growing crime, carjacking, remains red hot on the North Side.

Detectives are investigating an armed carjacking in Lincoln Park and an auto theft in Uptown on Tuesday night.

Around 7:30 p.m., an offender armed with a crowbar took control of a man’s Subaru Outback in the 2400 block of North Burling, police said. The vehicle was last seen heading southbound. Police said the carjacker wore a hooded jacket pulled over his head during the robbery. He is in his 20’s, black, about 5’10” tall, and 220 pounds.

Meanwhile, in Uptown, a juvenile jumped into an idling white Jeep and sped off, crashing into several parked cars near Leland and Clark. Police were flagged down and quickly found the stolen vehicle in traffic nearby. The teenage driver jumped out and disappeared into the yards in the 4600 block of North Beacon, police said.

Through August, “vehicular hijackings” were up 30% year-over-year and up 183% compared to 2015 citywide

The Loop saw a 1200% increase vs. 2015 with River North up 500%. The 19th Police District, which includes Lakeview, Uptown, North Center, and the north end of Lincoln Park, is up 200% compared to two years ago.

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  1. Ban hoodies now. But crime is down! BS.

    1. Britain bans hoodies but their overall crime rate, with hoodie and guns bans and all that good stuff, still is higher than the U.S. Go figure! Not that CNN has a daily marquee of crime in the UK (unlike UK media that obsesses over American crime). Believe it or not, the UK, especially in Scotland and Northern Ireland, has a crime rate that might even make Chicagoans blush.

  2. In the past couple of weeks within an 8 block radius of Michele Smith's office, every 7-11, a burrito place almost directly across the street, a home invasion, several muggings, and now a carjacking and all she sends out are budget notices and rah rah letters about Lincoln Park HS.