Teens charged with armed robbery, carjacking in downtown Chicago

Jaylin Thompson | Chicago police

Three teens were arrested and charged after an armed robbery and carjacking in downtown Chicago Tuesday afternoon. 

Police said two 17-year-old boys and a 19-year-old man were arrested around 7:36 p.m. in connection to an armed robbery and carjacking in the 500 block of South Federal Street less than an hour before. 

Jaylin Thompson and the boys were accused of taking a car and personal belongings from a 39-year-old man at gunpoint, according to police. 

The vehicle was found at a gas station in the 7000 block of South Damen Avenue. The suspects ran away from police, but were caught and put under arrested. 


Thompson, of West Englewood, was charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking, armed robbery with a firearm and criminal trespass to a vehicle.

He is due in bond court Thursday.

No additional information is available at this time.