If He Only Had A Brain: Teen Charged With November Carjacking Near Oz Park

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A 16-year-old boy has been charged as a juvenile in connection with a November 16 armed carjacking near Oz Park in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.

Around 10:05 p.m. that night, a 30-year-old woman was parking her car in the 2000 block of North Howe when three masked men approached, and one of them ordered her out of the vehicle at gunpoint, police said. The offenders jumped in and drove away in her black 2009 Toyota Camry. The woman was not injured.

An investigation by detectives and tactical officers led to the identification of the teen, who was taken into custody in the 1400 block of North Sedgwick around 2:40 p.m. Saturday, police said.

The suspect has been positively identified as the person who pointed the gun at the victim during the carjacking, according to police.

The teen has been charged with one felony count of aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm.

No further information is available about the teen because he is a juvenile.

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