Boys, ages 14 and 16, charged with carjacking driver in Rogers Park, suspected in other crimes

CHICAGO — Two boys, ages 14 and 16, carjacked a 66-year-old man in Rogers Park on Sunday morning, Chicago police said. The pair is suspected of participating in two other robberies in the area around the same time, but they have not been charged in those cases.

The hijacking occurred in the 7400 block of North Rogers around 6:15 a.m. The victim told police that three male offenders armed with a gun arrived in a car driven by a woman. They took his black Honda at gunpoint, and both vehicles drove away.

Chicago police found the car shortly before 9 a.m. in the 2500 block of West 79th Street and took the two boys into custody, according to a CPD press release. They are charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking with a weapon and criminal trespass to a vehicle.

About five minutes before the carjacking, a 43-year-old man was physically attacked and robbed near the Jarvis Red Line station. The robbers, who also had a gun, took the victim’s Apple Watch, wallet, and other items, then fled in a white Kia Soul driven by a woman, according to officers at the scene.

A third victim called 911 around 6:20 a.m. to report that three young males tried to rob him of his wallet near Touhy and Paulina. But a woman driving the white car they arrived in told them to get back in the vehicle before getting his property. As of mid-morning Sunday, no report had been filed in the case.

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