Two 15-year-old boys charged with carjacking of rideshare driver in Bronzeville

CHICAGO (SCS) — Two teenagers have been charged with hijacking a rideshare driver at gunpoint in the Bronzeville neighborhood.

Police say a 35-year-old woman was driving in the 4300 block of South Dearborn Street late Monday night when two 15-year-old boys stole her car at gunpoint.

Officers spotted the stolen vehicle around 11 a.m. Tuesday and stopped it in the 5500 block of South Wells Street. One of the 15-year-old boys in the car was arrested and the second attempted to flee before being captured in the 300 block of West 59th Place.

Both boys have been charged with the felony aggravated hijacking. The boy who fled the police was also charged with offenses of resisting police and obstructing identification.

The boys are due to appear in juvenile court on Wednesday.


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