Community Alert Vehicular Hijackings
Carjackings are an ongoing problem throughout the city, and residents should be aware of recent attacks. You can find out more from the 14th District on these particular cases. These are not victimless crimes.
In some good news, police officers in the 14th District made a quick arrest of one offender who shot a resident at the Amoco gas station last week in Logan Square. The offenders walked up and shot the person without warning and stole his vehicle. The victim was able to identify the offender. We will be monitoring a court date with police to see if there needs to be court advocacy intervention. More details are in the press release here. Police are also warning delivery drivers to shut off vehicles during deliveries. In several incidents, offenders have been stealing vehicles left running for deliveries.
About the Most Recent Carjacking Crime:
There have been recent aggravated vehicular hijackings in the 014th and 025th districts. The offenders approached victims in or near their vehicle, produced handguns and took vehicles along with personnel property. These offenders also drove by and grabbed a purse from a victim, dragging her to the ground as she was walking in a parking lot.
Incident times and locations:
3000 Block North Kilbourn Ave on Feb 28, 2021 at 12:00 PM
3000 Block North Kedzie Ave on Feb 28, 2021 at 1:10 PM
1200 West North Ave on March 1, 2021 at 12:15 PM
About the Offenders:
Male African American, 20-23 years old 5'07"-5'09" 150 lbs Red Sweat shirt
Male African American, 20-23years old 5'07"-5'09' 150 lbs Bright yellow jacket
Male African American, 20-25 years old black sweat shirt
What you can do:
Be aware of this crime and alert nearby businesses.
Pay special attention to any suspicious subjects loitering in the area.
Ensure that existing surveillance cameras are functional.
Call 911 immediately and provide a detailed description of the offender(s) including any vehicle description and license plate information.
If you have any information, contact the Bureau of Detectives – Area Five
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