2 men, both on probation for gun charges, carjacked a couple at gunpoint in West Town, prosecutors say

Two men, both on probation for felony gun violations, used a rifle and a handgun to carjack a couple in West Town on Monday, prosecutors said. Judge Barbara Dawkins ordered Allen Clay, 20, and Naronn Cain, 25, held without bail.

Just before 2 a.m., Cain and Clay allegedly approached a couple who were sitting inside a 2011 Kia Optima on the 2600 block of West Division. Prosecutors said Cain pointed a rifle at the 27-year-old driver while Clay pointed a handgun at a 23-year-old woman in the passenger seat. Both carjackers were allegedly wearing black masks.

Allen Clay (L) and Naronn Cain are accused of carjacking a couple at the intersection of Division and Rockwell. | CPD; Google

Illinois State Police intercepted the hijacked vehicle and a tail car on the Dan Ryan, according to a CPD report, but the two vehicles split up as troopers pursued them.

Police arrested Cain and Clay after the hijacked car crashed at 87th and State streets. ISP found a rifle, a handgun, and a balaclava-style facemask inside the vehicle, according to CPD records.

Prosecutors charged both men with two counts of aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm.

Cain is on probation for his second gun conviction, according to court records. He received conditional discharge for misdemeanor unlawful use of a weapon after police found a handgun in a stolen car that he exited in February 2016, according to court records.

In November, he pleaded guilty to felony unlawful use of a weapon after police allegedly found a gun under the passenger seat of a car where he reached during a traffic stop, records show. He received a sentence of 18 months probation.

Clay also pleaded guilty to felony unlawful use of a weapon in November. He received 24 months probation. Police said they found a gun under his seat during a traffic stop.

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