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Armed group steals 2 cars on same block in Edgewater, Chicago

A group of armed carjackers stole two cars on the same block on Chicago’s North Side Thursday night.

The incidents took place just minutes apart around 11:40 p.m. in the 1200-block of West Thorndale Avenue.

Police said three male individuals were driving a newer model black Honda Civic when they approached a 56-year-old man and his 17-year-old son in a blue 2006 Volvo S40.

That 17-year-old, Muhammad Riaz, described how he and his dad become the recent victims in the double carjacking.

Riaz said he had just picked his dad up from work and was going to home when they were approached.

“I was just teaching him how to drive because he doesn’t know, so we switched the seats,” Riaz said.

The armed suspects demanded they get out of the Volvo and the father and son complied, according to the police.

As the suspects were escaping in the Volvo, they noticed a white 2011 BMW-X5 at a stop sign.

The suspects then got out of the Volvo and pointed guns at the 55-year-old woman driving the BMW, police said. The woman got out and the suspects escaped from the scene in the BMW and the Honda.

“When I asked her what happened, she’s like they dropped my car at the gas station and took her car,” Riaz said.

The Volvo was left at the scene and the BMW was found in an alley in the 1800-block of South Avers Avenue, police said.

It is not clear if the trio is responsible for one more carjacking Friday morning in the 4300-block of West Cornelia.

In that incident, the armed carjackers stole a car that apparently has a child in the automobile when they committed the crime.

Area Three detectives are investigating. No one is in custody so far.

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