Teen charged with carjacking a woman and her 2-year-old with a baseball bat in Wicker Park

A 17-year-old boy is being charged with threatening a woman and her 2-year-old daughter with a baseball bat during a carjacking in Wicker Park last April, police said.

Police arrested the boy on the 1300 block of South Kostner yesterday to face a charge of aggravated vehicular hijacking with a weapon in connection with the carjacking, which took place on the 1200 block of North Hoyne around 11:36 p.m. on April 14, 2021.

The 33-year-old woman and her child were in their 2017 Cadillac waiting for the woman’s husband, who worked at a nearby restaurant, when two hijackers walked up, according to a CPD report reviewed by CWBChicago at the time.

One of the hijackers broke the woman’s driver’s side window with a baseball bat and the men ordered her and her daughter out of the car. The second offender was believed to be armed with a knife during the crime.

CPD did not release any new details about the incident. Further information about the teen is limited because he is a juvenile.

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