Sunday, April 22, 2018

Carjackers Strike Again On Lakeview-Lincoln Park Border

Two women were robbed and carjacked early Sunday near Seminary and Diversey, police said. | Google
Police are investigating an overnight carjacking along the Lakeview-Lincoln Park border.

Two women had just exited their car in the 1100 block of West Diversey when four men approached and pointed handguns to their faces while announcing a robbery at 1:20 a.m., police said.

The victims, ages 19 and 21, were ordered to hand over purses and wallets. They said the gunmen forced them to turn off their phones before handing them over, likely to prevent authorities from tracking the offenders via cell tower hits. Neither woman was injured, police said.

All four assailants then climbed into the women’s white 2011 Ford Focus and sped north on Seminary, the victims said. The stolen car has exterior lights on its sides and bears a license plate that begins with “MFA4.”

A police spokesman this morning said the offenders were four black men between 20- and 25-years-old. Area North detectives are investigating.

This morning’s incident follows a series of similar crimes committed by a single robbery crew on the North Side yesterday morning.

Between 8:15 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, the team robbed three motorists and stole two vehicles, police said. A fourth driver escaped without losing anything to the men. Police called off a pursuit of the offenders after the fleeing robbers struck a pedestrian in Lincoln Park.

CWBChicago’s full report of yesterday’s incidents is available HERE.

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