Northwest Side residents warned after series of armed robberies, carjackings

Chicago police are warning Northwest Side residents after a string of armed robberies and carjackings this week across several neighborhoods.

In at least seven incidents since Monday night, two-to-three gunmen approached suspects and stole their property and vehicles at gunpoint before fleeing the scene in a dark gray Chrysler 300.

The robberies and carjackings took place at the following times in the neighborhoods of Horner Park, Irving Woods, North Center, Lake View and West Town:

  • At 10:15 p.m. Monday in the 4300 block of North Western Avenue
  • At 10:22 p.m. Monday in the 3800 block of North Western Avenue
  • At 6:34 a.m. Tuesday in the 1900 block of West Irving Park Road
  • At 6:39 a.m. Tuesday in the 4200 block of North Wolcott Avenue
  • At 6:40 a.m. Tuesday in the 3800 Block of North Southport Avenue
  • At 6:30 a.m. Thursday in the 200 Block of North Paulina Avenue
  • At 6:40 a.m. Thursday in the 2000 Block of West Augusta Boulevard


Anyone with information on these crimes is asked to contact Area Three detectives at (312) 744-8263.