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3 ride-share drivers carjacked by passengers in Wicker Park

The most recent incident happened Jan. 9 about 7 p.m. in the 1400 Block of North Maplewood Avenue.

Police are warning rideshare drivers of at least three carjackings reported December and January in Wicker Park.
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At least three ride-share drivers have been carjacked by passengers in recent weeks in Wicker Park on the North Side.

In each incident a ride-share drive arrives to pick up two men, Chicago police said. One man sits in the back and the other enters the front seat, according to police.

The man in the back seat then points a gun at the driver and demands their belongings before telling them to exit the vehicle, police said. The two men then drive off in the vehicle together.

Two incidents were reported Dec. 28, the first about 12:10 a.m. in the 1900 Block of West Evergreen Avenue and the second about 1:50 a.m. in the 2000 Block of West St. Paul Avenue, police said.

The most recent incident happened Jan. 9 about 7 p.m. in the 1400 Block of North Maplewood Avenue, according to police.

Both men are between 18 and 30-years-old, police said. One man is 5-foot-4 to 5-foot-6 and between 130 and 150 pounds. The other man is 5-foot-7 to 6-feet and about 140 to 160 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call Area Five detectives at 312-746-7394.