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Teens charged with carjacking man at gunpoint in Bronzeville

Two boys, one of them armed, approached the 54-year-old man from behind and demanded the keys to his Nissan, police said.

Three teenage boys have been charged with an armed carjacking March 6, 2020, in the 4900 block of South Washington Park Court.
Three teenage boys have been charged with an armed carjacking March 6, 2020, in the 4900 block of South Washington Park Court.
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Three teenage boys have been charged with an armed carjacking Friday in Bronzeville on the South Side.

Two of the teens approached the 54-year-old man from behind at 7:57 p.m. in the 4900 block of South Washington Park Court, according to a statement from Chicago police. One pulled out a gun and demanded the keys to the man’s 2018 Nissan sedan.

The drove off in the car, but officers saw it speeding at 4:53 p.m. the next day in the 200 block of East 53rd Street, police said. They pulled it over and took two 16-year-olds and a 15-year-old into custody.

One 16-year-old is charged with a felony count of aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm, police said. The other boys are each charged with a misdemeanor count of criminal trespass to a vehicle.

All three are scheduled to appear in juvenile court on Sunday.

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