WEST LOOP — The Chicago Police Department is warning residents after a string of carjackings were reported this month in the West Loop.
In three separate incidents, a person was approached by at least two people who showed a handgun before stealing a vehicle, police said in a community alert.
Most recently, at 10:31 p.m. July 9, a rideshare driver was waiting to pick up a rider at the 700 block of North May Street when two teenagers got into the car and showed a handgun, stealing the car before driving southbound on Ogden Avenue, police said.
At about 12:04 a.m. July 8, a person parked their car on the 800 block of West Adams Street was approached by five men, one of which showed a gun and drove away with the car, police said.
At about 6:39 p.m. July 3, a valet driver was parking a vehicle on the 700 block of West Fulton Market. Two men walked up took the victim’s property and stole the vehicle, police said.
People with information on the incidents are urged to call Area Central Detectives at 312-746-8380.