SWAT teams swarm Englewood home after woman carjacked at gunpoint in Lakeview

SHARE SWAT teams swarm Englewood home after woman carjacked at gunpoint in Lakeview

North Lake Shore Drive | Sun-Times file

Two people were arrested early Thursday after allegedly carjacking a woman at gunpoint in the Lake View neighborhood on the North Side and hiding from police SWAT teams inside a South Side building.

About 11 p.m. Wednesday, a male and female pointed a gun at a 52-year-old woman as she walked on a sidewalk in front of a residence in the 800 block of Fletcher, according to Chicago police. They forced her to hand over her purse, cell phone and the keys to her van.

Officers spotted the stolen van at the intersection of Belmont Avenue and Lake Shore Drive and tailed the vehicle until it crashed in the 6600 block of South Bishop in Englewood, police said.

The male and female dashed inside a building on that block and refused to come out for hours, police said. SWAT teams staked the scene until breaking in shortly before 5 a.m., when the two were taken into custody.

No one was injured, police said. Charges are pending for the male and female.

The Latest
Ray Lopez, representing the 15th Ward on the Chicago City Council, plans to challenge U.S. Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia in the 4th Congressional District’s Democratic primary election in March.
About 330 employees were laid off between a plant in Chicago and one in Lima, Ohio. The company blamed the strike for disrupting operations and causing the layoffs.
Preliminary autopsies show that five people who were killed in a central Illinois crash involving a semitruck carrying anhydrous ammonia died from exposure to the caustic chemical.
Nick Epley and Austan Goolsbee found the mother of all spreads of hen of the woods on Sunday.
The prize on the line for the next drawing Wednesday night has grown so massive because there have been 33 consecutive drawings since someone won the jackpot.