Prosecutors charge man with armed carjackings in West Town, Humboldt Park

Trevelli Jones | CPD

Prosecutors on Tuesday charged a 19-year-old West Side man with committing two armed carjackings — one in West Town last month and another in Humboldt Park over the weekend.

Trevelli Jones was ordered held without bail by Judge Susana Ortiz.

In one case, Jones pointed a gun at a 26-year-old woman as she unloaded groceries from her car on the 1600 block of North Washtenaw around 5 p.m. on December 14, according to the allegations. Prosecutors said he demanded her keys while a second man patted her down and took her valuables.

Both men got into the woman’s 2017 Hyundai Elantra and drove away. But the entire crime was recorded by a nearby CPD surveillance camera, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Police later found the car parked about a block from Jones’ house. They also found surveillance footage from another CPD camera that shows Jones walking into a cellular store where he presented his state ID to sell the carjacking victim’s phone after the robbery, prosecutors said. He was allegedly wearing the same clothes as during the hijacking.

Then, just after 7 p.m. Sunday, Jones pointed a handgun at a Pizza Hut deliveryman on the 2600 block of West Potomac and ordered him to turn over his phone, wallet, and keys, prosecutors said.

After forcing the 24-year-old pizza runner to teach him how to start his Audi A4, Jones allegedly drove away with the car. Police found the stolen car on Monday and arrested Jones at his home.

Prosecutors said there was a warrant out for Jones’ arrest because he stopped showing up for court in a pending manufacture-delivery of fentanyl case. He was adjudicated delinquent as a juvenile for unlawful use of a weapon in 2019.

Assistant Public Defender Suzin Farber said Jones is the father of two and works full-time as a glassblower.

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