Boys, ages 14 and 17, carjacked Lincoln Park woman at gunpoint, police say

Two boys, ages 14 and 17, are charged with carjacking a Lincoln Park woman at gunpoint in the garage behind her home on Sunday morning.

The teens have been identified as the offenders who walked into the woman’s garage in the 2200 block of North Orchard and demanded control of her car at gunpoint around 11:15 a.m., according to Chicago police.

The victim, 40, complied and they drove away in her SUV.

Police located the car in the 1000 block of South State Street around 2:30 p.m. and took its three occupants into custody. Officers on the scene reported finding a gun in the vehicle, too.

Both boys are charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm. The 17-year-old was also charged with obstructing identification and was served with a warrant, which suggests he has another active criminal case.

No charges were announced against the third person.

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