Boy, 16, charged with robbing and carjacking delivery drivers in Rogers Park

A 16-year-old boy is charged with carjacking one delivery driver, robbing another, and burglarizing a home in separate incidents in Rogers Park, police said Thursday. Police arrested the teen at the juvenile courthouse Wednesday afternoon, suggesting he has at least one other criminal case pending.

Two of the charges involve robberies of food delivery drivers that police warned the public about in a community alert over the weekend.

On Friday, July 2, the boy and two others robbed and carjacked a Pizza Hut driver when he tried to deliver an order on the 2100 block of West Fargo at 5:50 p.m., police said. At least one of the offenders pointed a gun at the 59-year-old driver and ordered him to hand over his keys, money, and phone, according to a CPD report.

The offenders drove away with the man’s black Nissan Sentra, which had a Pizza Hut sign displayed on its roof. Cops found the car nearby a short time later, according to the police bulletin.

He’s also accused of working with two accomplices to rob a 52-year-old China Hut delivery driver at gunpoint on the 1900 block of West Fargo around 2 p.m. on June 29, according to police and CPD reports.

Police said he’s charged with burglarizing a home in the 7300 block of North Hoyne on June 22, too. No further information was available about that case.

Charges have not been announced against any of the boy’s accomplices. The boy’s name has not been released because he is a juvenile.

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