13-year-old charged after allegedly carjacking delivery driver while kids were in vehicle
A 13-year-old boy was charged after allegedly carjacking a food delivery driver who had two children in the backseat in East Garfield Park on Wednesday.
CHICAGO - A 13-year-old boy was charged after allegedly carjacking a food delivery driver who had two children in the backseat in East Garfield Park on Wednesday.
The driver, a 26-year-old woman, got out of her vehicle about 4:30 p.m. in the 600 block of North Christiana Avenue when the teen hopped in and struck her with the car, Chicago police said.
The teen allegedly drove off with two children, a 4-year-old girl and 7-year-old boy, in the vehicle, police said. Moments later, the teen got out of the vehicle while it was still in motion, according to officials.
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Police said the vehicle went over a curb and struck a fence several blocks away. No injuries were reported.
The boy was charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
Juveniles driving carjacking trend in Chicago
Sadly, a 17-year-old is not the youngest suspect that members of Chicago's carjacking task force have seen. They arrested a well-known 11-year-old that was part of a carjacking crew, and it was not his first time.