Teen charged with West Town armed carjacking

A teenager is charged with the armed carjacking of a man in West Town early Monday, according to Chicago police.

The victim called police after an offender displayed a handgun and took his 2008 Subaru on the 900 block of North Noble around 2:05 a.m. Officers located the vehicle in traffic but lost it near Roosevelt Road and Albany Avenue.

Later, cops again found the vehicle. This time, it was parked on the 3300 block of West Walton in Humboldt Park. Officers set up surveillance on the car and watched as the 17-year-old male got into the vehicle, according to a CPD spokesperson.

The teen sped away in the car and collided with two parked vehicles as police approached, the spokesperson said. Cops arrested the driver and his 17-year-old female passenger at the crash scene.

Prosecutors charged the male with felony vehicular hijacking and felony aggravated fleeing. The female is charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass to vehicles. Authorities released no further information about accused the teens because the two are juveniles.

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