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Brainerd carjackings prompt community alert

SHARE Brainerd carjackings prompt community alert
SHARE Brainerd carjackings prompt community alert

Police are warning residents about two recent carjackings in the Brainerd neighborhood on the South Side.

In each incident, a man walked up to elderly women driving near the 9300 block of South Ashland Avenue and stole their purses and cars, according to a community alert from Chicago Police. In one of the carjackings, the suspect showed a handgun.

The first carjacking happened about 11 a.m. Sunday in the 9200 block of South Ashland Avenue, police said. The other happened about 1 p.m. Wednesday in the 9300 block of South Ashland Avenue.

The suspect is described as a 5-foot-7, 150-pound black man, thought to be between 45 and 50 years old, police said.

Anyone with information should call Area South detectives at (312) 747-8273.

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