The terrifying encounter on the quiet block has shocked neighbors.
“We reside within the metropolis. Now we have our justifiable share of crime, however an armed carjacking at 7 o’clock within the morning is past the norm,” stated Lisa Younger, Bucktown resident.
Surveillance video exhibits the sufferer getting out of her parked automobile within the 1700-block of North Winchester. As she walks to a residence, an armed thief in a yellow hoodie emerges from an alley.
The 2 disappear off digital camera for a second earlier than the offender races to her automobile, keys in hand, and will get behind the wheel. He peels away as a witness chases after the automobile, making an attempt to get an image of him.
“I believe we’re simply dwelling in a time the place we simply actually, actually have to appreciate it isn’t the identical previous neighborhood,” stated Linda Reilly, Wicker Park resident. “It is not the identical previous metropolis.”
Video caught a second automobile on the scene, a black Jeep, which police consider was pushed by an confederate. The Jeep, which had been bought simply yesterday, was additionally stolen Thursday morning at gunpoint within the 2300-block of West Shakespeare.
“For certain I will maintain my eyes and ears much more open than I ever have,” Younger stated.
Nobody was injured in both carjacking. Residents on the block stated they’re hoping police add extra patrols on this space.
Police stated the suspects in each carjackings had been described by victims as black males, between 5 ft. 7 in. and 5 ft. 9 in. tall. The proprietor of the Jeep stated the suspect with the gun was sporting a yellow hooded sweatshirt and denims, and the opposite suspect had dreadlocks and was sporting a darkish beanie. The lady in Bucktown described the carjacker as round 18 to 20 years previous, with brief black hair. She didn’t see the driving force of the Jeep.
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