Carjacking

2 Shooting Victims in Kenwood Carjack Lady to get to the Hospital

(Sun Times Wire) Two men wounded in a shooting Friday afternoon in the Kenwood neighborhood carjacked a woman and demanded she drive them to a hospital, police said. The men, both 23, were driving east about 1 p.m. in the 4700 block of South Cornell when a vehicle pulled alongside them and someone inside opened…

Carjackings and Juvenile Suspects on the Rise in Chicago

(Tribune) Two summers ago when he was 16, the South Side teen carjacked a motorist at a gas station in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood, speeding away in the 2009 Kia Rondo. Now 18, he told a Chicago Tribune reporter that he considers cars to be status symbols. He’s kept ones he’s stolen for…

Chicago Tribune Woman Reporter Carjacked in Bridgeport

(Sun Times Wire) A Chicago Tribune reporter was carjacked early Monday in the Bridgeport neighborhood on the South Side. The reporter was sitting in the parked, late-model Chevrolet Malibu sedan about 2:30 a.m. in a parking lot in the 700 block of West 31st Street when two males approached the vehicle, according to Chicago Police…

Off Duty Chicago Fire Fighter Shoots, Kills Car Thief

(Chicago Tribune) An off duty Chicago fire lieutenant shot and killed someone who was trying to steal his car in the North Austin neighborhood Monday morning, according to police. The West Side shooting happened about 10 a.m. in the 1400 block of North Lockwood Avenue, according to police. The lieutenant was not working at the…

Woman Beaten, Carjacked at Gunpoint Outside Prairie Shore Apartments

(WLS) A 27-year-old woman who recently moved to Chicago to attend medical school was held at gunpoint, beaten and carjacked. The attack occurred early Saturday at 25th Street and King Drive near the Prairie Shores Apartment buildings a few blocks south. The woman told ABC7 that she moved last month from New York last month…

Man Shot During South Loop Robbery, Carjacking

A bystander was shot during a carjacking in the south loop. 26-year-old Leon Jackson sustained a gunshot wound to the back when he walked upon a group of men stealing a car on the 2200 block of south Wabash at around 1 a.m. Tuesday morning. Three offenders, all wearing masks, exited a silver Jeep Cherokee.…

2 Charged with Carjacking, One of the Suspects Shot During the Crime

Guillermo Parada (left) and John Zuniga (right). (Cook County sheriff’s office) Two men, one of whom was shot, have been charged after a carjacking turned violent and the victim opened fire Wednesday morning in the West Elsdon neighborhood on the Southwest Side. Guillermo Parada, 25, and 22-year-old John Zuniga have both been charged with robbery…

CarJackers Use Bump and Run Tactic in West Town

A brazen carjacking in a busy part of downtown Chicago used a tactic police said has been used more and more often lately. Shaken up and caught off guard, the 26-year-old victim – girlfriend of Chicago Bears wide receiver Kevin White – spoke with police about what they’re now calling a common crime. The woman…

Two Elderly Women Carjacked in Broad Daylight on The South Side

Police have issued a community alert about a man who committed two carjackings against elderly women in broad daylight. The two incidents happened just a block away from each other just days apart. The first occurred on Sunday May 7th at 92nd and Ashland at 11 a.m. The second occurred on Wednesday May 10th at…