3rd Chicago teen charged in Addison carjacking

Updated 3/2/2021 12:59 PM

A third teenager from Chicago has been arrested in connection with a Jan. 23 carjacking that happened at a Popeye's Chicken in Addison.

On Tuesday, DuPage County Judge Brian Jacobs ordered that the 16-year-old boy, who is charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking and armed robbery, be held in custody until his next court date on March 10.


The boy was detained on Feb. 24 in Madison, Wisconsin, and brought back to DuPage on March 1, according to a news release from the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office.

According to authorities, a 20-year-old woman had left the restaurant and was walking to her car when she was approached by three people, two of whom were armed. They allegedly told her to give up her belongings -- including cash, her phone and car keys -- or they would kill her.

A nearby patrol unit began pursuing the car. With help from an Illinois State Police helicopter, the vehicle was followed to the South Side of Chicago. Three people ran away, but one was found and arrested soon after by Chicago police. The boy, 17, was charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking and armed robbery. Prosecutors are asking Jacobs to transfer his case to adult court.

The second boy, 16, was arrested on Jan. 31 at his home. He is charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking.

"The apprehension of the third and final suspect in this case demonstrates DuPage County law enforcement's commitment to fighting crime and our determination in achieving justice," State's Attorney Robert Berlin said in the release. "The outstanding cooperation and teamwork demonstrated by all the agencies involved sends the message that we will use every tool at our disposal to apprehend, charge and prosecute to the fullest extent of the law anyone suspected of committing a violent crime, as is alleged in this case."

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