Second Man Charged in Streeterville Carjackings

Joe Jackson, 24, charged in connection with two incidents in May

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    Joe Jackson

    A second man was charged Sunday in connection with cajackings in Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood last month.

    Joe Jackson, 24, of the 6800 block of South Calumet Avenue, was charged with two counts of aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm and one count of violating parole, according to Chicago police.

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    Jackson was identified as the person who approached a man and woman, both 31, and pointed a gun at them, forcing them to get out of their vehicle in the 400 block of North McClurg Court on May 10 about 7:30 p.m., police said.

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    He was also identified as the person who approached a 31-year-old man in a vehicle that was in a parking garage in the 300 block of East Illinois Street about 8:30 a.m. on May 12, police said. Jackson then forced the man out of the vehicle at gunpoint and fled.

    According to police, on May 11, Jackson also pointed a gun at a 39-year-old man in the 500 block of North McClurg and demanded the man’s property. The man complied and Jackson fled on foot.

    A court appearance was scheduled for Monday.

    Police last month charged Demetris McCrea in connection with a separate carjacking in the same neighborhood.
     

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