Boys, 13 and 16, charged in Jefferson Park, Chinatown carjackings

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Two teen boys, 13 and 16, are facing charges for participating in carjackings in Jefferson Park and Chinatownn.Two teen boys, 13 and 16, are facing charges for participating in carjackings in Jefferson Park and Chinatownn. | Adobe Stock Photo

A 16-year-old boy was arrested Tuesday in Bronzeville for allegedly taking part in an armed carjacking Dec. 1 in the 2300 block of South Canal Street, Chicago police said.

Two teenage boys, ages 13 and 16, face charges in two separate carjackings in the Jefferson Park and Chinatown neighborhoods.

A 16-year-old boy, who was unnamed because he’s a juvenile, allegedly carjacked someone at gunpoint Dec. 1 in the 2300 block of South Canal Street, Chicago police said.

He was arrested Tuesday in Bronzeville on a felony count of aggravated vehicular highjacking, police said.

Also Wednesday, police announced charges against a 13-year-old boy accused of carjacking someone Jan. 7 in the 5100 block of West Strong Street in Jefferson Park.

The boy was arrested Tuesday in Burnside after he was caught inside a stolen vehicle, police said.

He was charged with aggravated vehicular highjacking with a gun and with criminal trespassing.

Both children were expected to appear in juvenile court Wednesday.

Carjackings in Chicago in 2020 more than doubled compared over the previous year.

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