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Armed carjackings reported in Kenwood

In each case, a group of men approached someone with a handgun and demanded their property and vehicle.

Vehicular hijackings were reported in Kenwood.
Vehicular hijackings were reported in Kenwood, including one July 28, 2019, in the 4800 block of South Ellis Avenue.
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Police are warning residents about three carjackings reported in recent weeks in Kenwood on the South Side.

In each case, three to five men pulled up in a dark-colored sedan or SUV and approached someone while armed with handguns, Chicago police said. They demanded the person’s vehicle and property before fleeing.

Two incidents happened in July, police said. One about 11:05 p.m. July 28 in the 4800 block of South Ellis Avenue, and the other about 12:30 a.m. July 31 in the 900 block of East 50th Street.

The third carjacking happened about 12:06 a.m. Aug. 6 in the 4800 block of South Greenwood Avenue, police said.

The men are described as 18 to 24 years old and wearing dark clothing, police said

Anyone with information about the carjackings is asked to call Area Central detectives as 312-747-8380.

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