Saturday, 6 January 2018

Three teens charged in connection with bump-and-run car theft from 86-year-old man

Three teenagers are facing charges in connection with a bump-and-run car theft from an 86-year-old man on the West Side, Chicago police said.

Amos Bailey, 18, and two unnamed 16-year-old juveniles, are accused of bumping into the rear of the man’s beige Cadillac while he was sitting in traffic in the 600 block of South Kostner Avenue in the Lawndale neighborhood around 11 a.m. Friday.
When the man got out of his car to check the damage, the teens jumped into his car with a weapon and sped off, police said.
Shortly after, Chicago police officers tried to stop the Cadillac when the driver failed to stop at a stop sign, but the teens drove off, police said.
The officers took them into custody after a police helicopter located them after they parked the car near Fillmore Street and Austin Boulevard and ran away, police said.
Bailey is charged with felony counts of unlawful possession of a handgun, aggravated fleeing and possessing a stolen vehicle, as well as a misdemeanor count of leaving the scene and traffic citations for failing to stop a stop sign.
One of the juveniles is facing a felony drug possession charge and a misdemeanor charge of criminal trespass to vehicle. The other juvenile is charged with a misdemeanor count of criminal trespass to vehicle.

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