In just one hour, seven carjackings were reported on Chicago’s West Side Friday morning, police said, according to FOX 32 in Chicago.
Victims were reportedly held at gunpoint in some of the alleged carjackings, which took place on several streets, including North Campbell, North Rockwell, North Hoyne, North Damen and North Claremont.
No arrests had been made as of Saturday afternoon, but the suspects were described as dark-skinned men between the ages of 18 and 30 wearing black clothing and ski masks and, in one case, a blue hat.
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The men allegedly approached the victims while they were near their cars and demanded their property.
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Crime has skyrocketed in the Windy City in the past year, with homicides reaching a 25-year high in 2021.
Theft reports increased 15% in 2022, according to Chicago police records. Holdups increased 11% from 2020 and 2019, although they decreased 10% compared to 2018.
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The Chicago Police Department did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for confirmation.
Fox News’ Jon Brown contributed to this report.