CHICAGO — It’s been less than two months since Tyquaries Young was paroled for two carjackings and an armed robbery. He’s back in jail now. Chicago police say he carjacked a woman on the West Side Friday morning.
Back in May 2019, Young, now 26, was paroled for a Chicago robbery case. Less than four months later, he was arrested for carjacking a driver in the 3500 block of West Polk. Officials in Kankakee quickly linked him to two carjackings and three armed robberies in their town, too.
In one case, the Kankakee Daily Journal reported that Young was accused of carjacking a woman in Kankakee and letting her go on Chicago’s West Side.
About a week before Chicago police arrested him for the carjacking on Polk, Young allegedly approached a driver at a red light in Kankakee and asked for a ride to the train station, the paper reported. When they got to the depot, Young allegedly pulled out a gun and ordered the driver to get out. Police later found the victim’s van in Chicago.
Young was also accused of robbing a man fishing in a park in Kankakee in July 2019.
Ultimately, he received seven years for a carjacking in Kankakee, another seven years for an aggravated robbery in Kankakee, and seven more years for the 2019 carjacking in Chicago.
All of the sentences were served concurrently and reduced by 50% for good behavior. According to Illinois Department of Corrections records, he walked out of the Stateville Correctional Center on the same day he arrived: July 14.
At about 8:17 a.m. Friday, 49 days after he was paroled, Young was one of the people who carjacked a 33-year-old woman in the 2600 block of West Monroe, according to a CPD media statement.
A Chicago police officer spotted the woman’s hijacked vehicle as a dispatcher announced the call on the radio. He tried to pull the car over, but it sped away and crashed near 16th Street and Trumbull Avenue. Officers arrested Young after a foot chase.
He is scheduled to appear in bond court on Saturday afternoon on a charge of aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm. State officials will also review his parole status in light of the new allegations.