Police warn of car hijackings in Chicago Lawn

May 02, 2013|By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas | RedEye

At least three car hijackings took place in Chicago Lawn last month, according to a community alert police sent out Thursday.

In each incident, two men used a handgun to coerce people into giving up their vehicles, the alert said.

The first hijacking took place April 7 in the early morning at the 6100 Block of South Campbell Avenue. The second was reported around the 6100 Block of South Artesian Avevenue on April 27 around eight in the morning. And the third was reported around the 2200 Block of West 63rd Street on April 29 in the early morning.

The community alert advises residents to remain calm if confronted by a potential assailant. And rather than pursue an assailant, it says victims should remember any unique physical characteristics and report them to the police.

Police issued a separate community alert for Chicago Lawn this afternoon,  warning of a spate of robberies that took place between the 6000 and 6300 blocks of South Kedzie Avenue in April.

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