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Armed carjackings reported in Burnside, Lincoln Park

On Monday, federal and local officials held a virtual town hall to address a sharp rise in carjackings in the city.

A Chicago police officer was shot Oct. 18, 2021, in Lincoln Park.
Two carjackings were reported Feb. 2, 2021, in Burnside and Lincoln park.
Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times file

Two men were carjacked in separate incidents Tuesday evening on the North and South sides of the city.

In the latest incident, a 34-year-old man was carjacked in Lincoln Park.

The man was walking to his car about 7:40 p.m. in the 800 block of West Willow Street in when a person armed with a weapon approached him and demanded the car, Chicago police said.

The man complied and the carjacker drove off in his 2018 Range Rover, police said. No injuries were reported.

Less than two hours earlier, armed carjackers robbed a man of his vehicle and money in Burnside.

He was sitting in his 2006 dark green Jeep Cherokee about 6 p.m. in the 9300 block of South Avalon Avenue when a a Chevy Equinox pulled alongside, police said.

Two males got out of the car and one of them pointed a gun at the 22-year-old, telling him to get out of his car, police said.

The man complied and one of the males took money from the victim’s pocket before telling him to back away from the Jeep, police said.

One of the carjackers drove off in the Jeep and the other got back in the Chevy and fled, police said.

Police said the Jeep was found unoccupied about 8:15 p.m. in the 9500 block of South Stony Island Avenue.

Area Two detectives are investigating.

On Monday, federal and local officials held a virtual town hall to address a sharp rise in carjackings in the city. There were 218 carjackings reported in January alone, according to police.