16-year-old from Rogers Park is charged with multiple armed carjackings

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with committing three armed carjackings across the North Side during July, and police say two of his victims are in their 70s.

Cops arrested the teen Wednesday in Rogers Park to face two counts of aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm and one count of aggravated vehicular hijacking of a disabled person, according to a CPD statement.

Police said he is the person who carjacked a 66-year-old woman and a 73-year-old man on the 2800 block of West Fargo around 11:30 p.m. on July 6. Two other drivers were carjacked in West Rogers Park that night, but he has not been charged with those crimes.

On July 10, he carjacked a 29-year-old man on the 6200 block of North Whipple, police said.

Then, around 7:40 p.m. on July 19, he carjacked a 76-year-old woman of her Lexus RX350 on the 3000 block of West Hood, according to police.

Three more carjackings were reported in the area within 30 minutes, but he has not been charged with those, either.

Police did not announce the 16-year-old’s name because he is a juvenile who was arrested on the 2100 block of West Howard. Notably, CPD arrested a 16-year-old boy on the same block in late July to face multiple carjacking charges — including the attempted robbery of an off-duty cop who shot at him in Uptown.

It’s not clear if the boy who was arrested this week is also the one who was arrested on July 28.

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