CHICAGO - Police are warning residents about a series of armed carjackings reported this month on the Near West Side.
In each case, two or three men or teen boys have approached victims, pulled out a handgun and demanded vehicles and other property, according to a community alert from Chicago police.
The hold-ups occurred:
- About 5:40 a.m. Sept. 25 in the 100 block of North Western Avenue;
- About 12:45 a.m. Sept. 24 in the first block of North Western;
- About 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 in the 1600 block of West Warren Boulevard;
- Between 1:30 and 2 a.m. Sept. 13 in the first block of North Western; and
- About 9 p.m. Sept. 9 in the first block of North Washtenaw Avenue.
The suspects were described as two to three males between 16 and 25 years old, police said. They stood 5-foot-6 to 6 feet tall and weighed 150 to 160 pounds.
Anyone with information is asked to call Area Three detectives at 312-744-8263.