CHICAGO, IL – Two men and a minor have been charged with carjacking. The men, both 18-years-old, and minor, 16 stole a car from a Northwest Side gas station. Then, they drove off with two children still left in the back seat.
Chicago police have identified Tramaine Watson and Dimari Terry as the two men involved in the carjacking. However, due to age, the name of the 16-year-old boy has not been disclosed. According to police, they forced their way into a parked car in the 5900 block of West Montrose Avenue.
Carjacking a 2 Year-Old
They then drove off with a 2-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl in the backseat. Officers found the children in the 4300 block of North McVicker Avenue in Portage Park. Just a couple of blocks away from the gas station. However, the car was still missing.
Furthermore, days after the carjacking took place, the suspects were allegedly seen in the 700 block of North Leamington Avenue. They were also inside the stolen vehicle at the time.
When the suspects were confronted by authorities, they tried to flee. However, police arrested them within a block of the scene.
Moreover, Terry faces multiple charges. According to police, he is facing a charge of two felony counts of aggravated carjacking a passenger under 16. Along with one count of vehicular hijacking, and another count of aggravated possession of a stolen vehicle.
In addition, Watson faces a charge of unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a stolen vehicle, violating his bond, and having an invalid FOID, police said.
Apart from this, the two 18-year-olds live in Austin and on Wednesday afternoon appeared for a bail hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building.
However, according to Cook County court records they have been held without bail. Additionally, there is another court hearing on October 28.
Moreover, according to police, the 16-year-old has an arraignment in juvenile court with a felony count of possession of a stolen vehicle.