Girl, 16, charged in four Chicago carjackings, stealing car with child in back seat

The child was arrested Wednesday on the Lower West Side and charged with four felony counts of aggravated vehicular highjacking with a firearm, Chicago police said.

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A 16-year-old girl has been charged with carjacking four separate drivers at gunpoint this year, and with stealing a car with a young child in the back seat.

The girl was arrested Wednesday on the Lower West Side and charged with four felony counts of aggravated vehicular highjacking with a firearm, Chicago police said.

She was charged with:

  • Carjacking a man, 36, on Feb. 18 in the 2000 block of South Wells
  • Carjacking a woman, 60, on Feb. 19 in the 2100 block of South Princeton
  • Carjacking a man, 27, on Feb. 21 in the 200 block of West 23rd Place
  • Carjacking a man, 35, on March 24 in the 2300 block of South Princeton

The girl was also charged with unlawful restraint for allegedly stealing a car in Bridgeport with a young child in the back seat. She entered a running car on Feb. 27 in the 3600 block of South Union Avenue and drove off with the 7-year-old child inside, police said. The car was found abandoned a short time later on Archer Avenue with the child inside and unharmed.

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The 16-year-old’s name wasn’t released because of her age.

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