Monday, March 25, 2019

After 3 carjackings in 12 hours, community alert issued for Lincoln Park

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Chicago police have issued a community alert after three carjackings were reported in less than 12 hours in Lincoln Park on Sunday and Monday.

Police said the crew responsible for the latest string of carjackings is driving a dark gray SUV.

CWBChicago told you about two of the hijackings shortly after they happened:

A 48-year-old man was punched in the face and carjacked as he stood outside his vehicle in the 2100 block of North Lincoln Park West around 9:45 p.m. Sunday. Two offenders exited a stolen gray Dodge Journey bearing a license plate that begins with BB97 and repeatedly punched the victim in the face before they took the keys to his 2015 Jeep Cherokee and drove away with it, according to police on the scene.

Then, just before 1 a.m. on Monday, a 29-year-old man told police that four teenagers forced him to open his vehicle’s door and get out of his car in the 2300 block of North Cleveland.

One of the teens took the man’s gray Subaru Impreza with a license plate that beings with V930. The other three offenders fled the area in a dark colored SUV. The victim said thousands of dollars worth of surgical equipment was in the stolen car’s trunk.

The two cars were last seen heading east on Belden and then north on Lincoln Park West.

Also, the community alert said a third carjacking was reported in the 2200 block of North Lincoln on Sunday evening. No further details of that incident were released.

The offenders are three or four black males in their mid- to late teens.

Anyone with information about these incidents may contact Area Central detectives at 312-747-8380.
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