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Vehicle wanted in carjackings, thefts involved in Fiery Crash on NW Side: Alderman – NBC Chicago

A vehicle wanted in a series of carjackings and thefts was involved in a violent crash in northwest Chicago and four people were arrested, officials said.

The incident happened Monday afternoon near the intersection of Oakley and Winona in the Lincoln Square neighborhood, according to Ald. André Vasquez, who was at the scene shortly after the accident.

Vasquez said a “vehicle of interest” in an investigation into carjackings and thefts in the area hit a speed bump and lost control, crashing into a city vehicle.

Four people in the car fled the scene, but Vasquez said they were arrested shortly after by community members and home camera systems.

“Thanks to our community coming together, we were able to stay in communication, which led to the arrest of four people,” Vasquez said in a note to residents. “Currently, the investigation is ongoing, but I would like to thank the 19th and 20th District police and committed neighbors whose communication led to the arrest, as well as the home camera systems that contributed to this result, where fortunately no one was injured.”

The incident remained under investigation Monday afternoon.

Chicago police did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the incident.

NBC Chicago

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