West Side Chicago Carjackings: 7 in 1 Hour
East County Gazette reported seven West Side carjackings in one hour on Friday morning.
Chicago police said that some of the alleged carjackings on North Campbell, North Rockwell, North Hoyne, North Damen, and North Claremont involved robberies at gunpoint.
No arrests had been made by Saturday afternoon, but the suspects were dark-skinned individuals aged 18–30 wearing black clothing, ski masks, and a blue skull hat.
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Men approached the victims near their automobiles and demanded their possessions. In 2021, Chicago murders reached a 25-year high.
In 2022, Chicago police reported 15% more robberies. Holdups increased 11% between 2020 and 2019, but declined 10% from 2018.