2 victims robbed at gunpoint minutes apart in Jefferson Park

Two men were robbed just minutes apart by a group of gunmen early Thursday in Jefferson Park on Chicago's Northwest Side – one of the victims was beaten and carjacked. 

Police say around 1:30 a.m., a 29-year-old man was walking in the 4800 block of West Ainslie Street when five men driving two SUVs got out and took the victim's wallet at gunpoint. 

The man was not injured during the robbery. The offenders fled in the SUVs – one was white and the other was dark-colored. 

About 10 minutes later, a 46-year-old was sitting in his 2021 black Toyota sedan when five gunmen got out of an SUV and approached him in the 4900 block of West Lawrence Avenue, police said.

The group forced him out of his car, hit him in the head and stole his wallet before driving off in his car, police said.


The second victim refused medical treatment.

No one is in custody as Area Five detectives investigate.