A 13-year-old boy has been arrested in Chicago for allegedly carjacking a woman at a gas station, according to reports.
The child was arrested Wednesday over the incident that occurred on Chicago’s South Side a month ago, WFLD-TV reported.
The young teenager was identified as one of the individuals who took a vehicle by force from a 34-year-old woman.
The robbery took place on the 6400 block of West Archer Avenue in the city’s Garfield Ridge neighborhood on February 7, police told WFLD.
The local news outlet said the 13-year-old boy was taken into custody in the 6400 block of South Kedzie Avenue in Chicago Lawn.
The arrest location is about five miles east of the crime scene.
The suspect was charged with one felony count of vehicular hijacking, WFLD said.
He was also charged with one citation for possessing a replica firearm/pellet gun.
It isn’t known when the 13-year-old boy is due in court, the station added.
In a separate incident, a 13-year-old boy was among three teenagers charged in an armed carjacking on the morning of February 18 on Chicago’s West Side, police told WLS-TV.
The carjacking took place just after 9 a.m. in the 1400 block of South Trumbull Avenue in the North Lawndale neighborhood.
The victim was a 41-year-old man, the station reported.
The other suspects were two 15-year-old boys, police told WLS.
Police revealed that all of the child suspects were arrested nearby about 20 minutes after the carjacking took place.