Carjackers targeting rideshare drivers

Date: 
01/17/2021
GunWHand

Six more car jackings in the 14th District appear to point to thieves targeting rideshare drivers, say the Chicago Police Department (CPD). 

In all of these cases, the rideshare driver arrives to pick up their riders and the "riders" get in the vehicle then display a firearm and demand the driver to exit the vehicle. The offenders then drive off in the vehicle. 

Adding to the Jan. 16 incident in the 1400 block of N. Leavitt St. are:

  • 1900 block of W. Evergreen Ave., Dec 28, 12:08 a.m.
  • 2000 block of W. St Paul Ave., Dec 28, 1:50 a.m.
  • 1400 block of N. Maplewood Ave., Jan 9, 7 p.m.
  • 2000 block of W. Division St., Jan. 9, 11:15 a.m.
  • 1400 block of N. Leavitt St., Jan. 16, 7 p.m.
  • 2100 block of W. Charleston St., Jan. 16, 10:35 p.m.
  • 1700 block of W. Lemoyne St., Jan. 17, 3:53 p.m. 

The offenders have been described as:

  • Offender #1: 5' 4" to 5' 6" tall weighing between 130 to 150 pounds. Offender #2: 5' 7" to 6' tall, weighing between 140 and 160 pounds.
  • Offender #1 and #2: a male between 30 and 39 years-old
  • Offender #1 and #2: a male between 18 between and 38 years-old
  • Offender #1: male 5' 10" tall. Offender #2: male 6' 2" tall
  • Offender #1 and #2: a person between 15-18 years-old and 5' 10" to  6' 1" tall, weighing between 150 and 165 pounds.
  • Offender #1: person between 20 and 30 years-old, 5' 6" to 5' 8" tall, weighing 150 pounds. Offender #2: 20 to 30 years-old, 6' tall and weighing 170 pounds. 

What you can do

  • Be aware of this crime and alert your neighbors.
  • Pay special attention to any suspicious subjects loitering in the area.
  • Ensure that existing surveillance cameras are functional.
  • Call 911 immediately and provide a detailed description of the offender(s) including any vehicle description and license plate information. 

If you have any information about these incidents, please contact the Area Five Detectives at 312.746.7394. 

Case numbers are: JD471163, JD471192, JE108235, JE108454, JE114867, JE114986 and JE115147.

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