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Chicago Woman Carjacked At Gunpoint Twice In 3 Days

Chicago, IL – A Chicago woman who survived an armed carjacking last week said she was carjacked again just three days later.

The unnamed 39-year-old victim told police she was sitting in her vehicle outside her home on the 5400-block of North Winthrop at approximately 4:45 a.m. on Jan. 12 when three men approached her, CWB Chicago reported.

One of the suspects allegedly pointed a gun at her head while the other two suspects yanked her out of her vehicle, according to FOX News.

The three suspects then jumped into her car and drove off, CWB Chicago reported.

A Chicago police spokesperson said investigators recovered the woman’s vehicle and returned it to her later the same day, but that no arrests were made in connection with the armed carjacking.

The same victim said she was attacked again just three days later.

She told police she was parked at a gas station in the 5100-block of North Broadway fueling her 2005 Acura sedan at approximately 8:15 p.m. on Jan. 15 when three men approached her, CWB Chicago reported.

The victim said the suspects were dressed all in black and were wearing ski masks, police told FOX News on Monday.

They allegedly pointed a gun at her and demanded she give them her vehicle.

The suspects took off with the woman’s car and had not been arrested as of early Monday, according to police.

Investigators said the incident may have been caught by the gas station’s surveillance cameras, but that the employee who was working didn’t have authority to access the footage, CWB Chicago reported.

A total of at least 70 carjackings have occurred in Chicago so far this year, police told FOX News on Jan 13.

Investigators said they have made more than 56 arrests in connection with carjackings since Jan. 1.

The Chicago Police Department (CPD) recently bumped up its vehicular hijacking task force by 40 officers – a move CPD Superintendent David Brown said is helping police to make more arrests.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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