A man from the Beverly area was charged in two violent carjackings in Chicago’s River North neighborhood and West Loop, according to the Chicago Police Department.
Caleb Morales, 20, of the 8700 block of South Beverly Avenue, faces two felonies after, police said, he was identified as the man responsible for the two attacks, which occurred in January.
Police said that at about 2:46 p.m. on Jan. 5, Morales entered a 2019 Porsche Cayenne on the 300 block of West Illinois Street in River North and attempted to force the victim from the vehicle while Morales implied he had a weapon. Morales partially forced the victim out of the vehicle, then drove off, police said; the victim was thrown from the vehicle and suffered several injuries.
At about 12:56 p.m. on Jan. 12, police said, Morales entered a 2014 Ford Escape on the 1400 block of West Fulton Street in the West Loop and forced the occupants, including two minors, out of the car at gunpoint. One minor was forcibly removed and slammed to the ground, police said, and Morales fled in the vehicle.
Morales appeared in court on Jan. 15.
He was next scheduled to be in court on Jan. 21, after press time.