Saturday, November 03, 2018

Uptown: Two carjackings in 10 minutes on Friday afternoon


Two motorists were carjacked within ten minutes on Friday afternoon in the Uptown neighborhood, police said. No one is in custody.

Approximate locations of Friday's carjackings.
Around 4:40 p.m., a 20-year-old man was sitting in his car in the 4800 block of North Paulina when a Chevy Impala pulled up behind him. Two offenders got out of the Impala and ordered the man from his 2014 Honda Civic at gunpoint, according to the victim. After robbing the victim of his personal belongings, the two carjackers got into his Civic and sped away, leaving the Impala in the middle of the road.

Minutes later, a driver was sitting in a car in the 4400 block of North Greenview when the carjackers pulled up behind him in the just-stolen Honda Civic. One of the carjackers got out of the Civic and ordered the man out of his car while threatening him with a “long-barreled weapon,” according to a police report.

The carjacker took the victim’s Nissan Altima and drove out of the area with the other carjacker following in the Civic.

Police said the Honda is a gray 2014 Civic bearing a license plate that begins with “AM129.”

The Nissan is a white 2008 Altima with a license plate that begins with “Z6388.”

According to the victims, the carjackers are two black men in their late teens or early 20’s. One wore a black hoodie with jeans. The other wore an orange hoodie.

On Tuesday evening, a 23-year-old man was carjacked of his Chevy Impala by two offenders in the Wrigleyville neighborhood.

The victim had just entered his parked car in the 3800 block of North Kenmore, and he was trying to close the door when two men approached him at 7:55 p.m. Police said the robbers ordered the man out of the vehicle while implying that they were armed with a handgun. The victim complied with the robbers’ demands and both offenders climbed into the man’s car, then sped away southbound on Kenmore.

Police could not say if the Impala recovered on Friday was the same vehicle taken in the Wrigleyville carjacking.

Tuesday’s carjackers were two black males: one wore a gray hoodie and the other wore a black hoodie.
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