Woman charged with robbing, carjacking an 80-year-old

Ashanti Jordan (Chicago Police Department)

CHICAGO — Prosecutors have charged a 19-year-old Chicago woman with participating in the armed robbery and carjacking of an 80-year-old woman.

Prosecutors initially charged Ashanti Jordan only with misdemeanors, despite police arresting her shortly after the carjacking on March 20. Now, prosecutors have upgraded the charges to armed robbery of a victim older than 60 and aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm.

The victim told police she was opening her garage door in the 9800 block of South Throop when a dark SUV pulled up, and two masked men wearing hoodies got out to rob her.

“Give me your keys,” one of the men said while holding his hand in his pocket as if he had a gun, according to a CPD report. The other robber ripped away the octogenarian’s purse, and they drove away with her 2019 Chevy Equinox.

Prosecutors said Jordan moved into the driver’s seat of the SUV they arrived in and followed the hijackers out of the area.

Chicago police tracked down the woman’s car by using license plate readers, GPS, and CPD’s helicopter, the report said. When police resources were positioned, OnStar disabled the vehicle, which stopped in the 7400 block of South Greenwood.

Jordan and three other people ran from the vehicle, police said. All were arrested.
Prosecutors said in a detention petition that Jordan had the victim’s credit card and necklace when police arrested her.

According to court records, Judge William Fahy denied the state’s detention petition and decided to put Jordan on electronic monitoring instead.

Two other people arrested with Jordan were charged with participating in a different carjacking, but not the one involving the 80-year-old, according to CPD news releases.

Santana Chattman, 18, and a 16-year-old boy are accused of hijacking a 42-year-old woman in the 1500 block of West 111th Street on March 14, six days before they were arrested.

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