One suspect is in custody and both vehicles stolen during two recent armed carjackings in Beverly have been recovered, according to the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and 19th Ward Ald. Matt O'Shea.
O'Shea and CPD Spokesperson Tom Ahern both announced the news online on June 8.
Both said a Ford Expedition was recovered that was taken in the second of two carjackings early the morning of June 6, and O'Shea later said a Kia Forte taken in the first incident was recovered as well.
Police said the first crime was reported at 4 a.m. on the 3100 block of West 103rd Street, and the second incident was reported at 5 a.m. on the 10200 block of South Oakley Avenue.
In the first case, police said, two victims were seated in a parked blue Kia Forte in a restaurant parking lot when three armed offenders approached them; they pointed a handgun and a shotgun at the victims, police said, and demanded their vehicle.
Two other victims were robbed by the offenders as they exited the building.
O’Shea said in a mass email to the community that during the robbery of the latter two victims, one of the offenders discharged a handgun, but no one was struck.
In the second carjacking, police said, the stolen Kia was used by the offenders to carjack a rideshare driver in a black Ford Expedition as he waited for his customers.
The offenders were described as three black males, ages 16-18; they had a slender build, were of medium height and were wearing dark clothing.
Police released a video of the suspects that is available here.
Police warned residents to be aware of their surroundings and report suspicious activity.
Anyone with information should call Area 2 detectives at (312) 747-8273.
This story will be updated as more details become available.