CHICAGO (CBS) — A 17-year-old boy has been charged in connection with a Monday afternoon carjacking in the West Town neighborhood, and a Monday robbery in Lincoln Park.
Police said the boy was arrested around 3:30 p.m. Monday in the 1800 block of South Avers Avenue, after he was identified as one of the carjackers who stole a 30-year-old man’s vehicle by force less than an hour earlier in the 1300 block of West Ohio Street.READ MORE: Worries Of A 'Twindemic' As Flu Season Coincides With The COVID-19 Pandemic
According to police, the boy was in possession of property stolen during a robbery the same day in the 1500 block of West Montana Street.READ MORE: Simeon Career Academy Student Shot And Killed Just Blocks From School
The boy has been charged with one felony count of vehicular hijacking, and one misdemeanor count of theft.MORE NEWS: State Data Show One Chicago Nursing Home Has Fewer Than 1 Percent Of Staff Vaccinated Against COVID-19
Court information was not immediately available.