14-year-old girl charged in 4 carjackings

By , WBBM Newsradio 780 AM & 105.9 FM

Arrests are made in a just a small fraction of carjackings in Chicago, but police say they solved four with one arrest and the alleged carjacker is just 14.

The 14-year-old girl was sent home by a judge Wednesday for at least the second time, and was told to stay there after being charged with a series of carjackings.

"Lock her up, that's what I want to see," said one of her alleged victims.

The girl was already on electronic monitoring when she was charged with being involved in four carjackings - all felony charges. In one of the incidents, an Uber driver was placed in a chokehold by one of two teenage girls, who took her vehicle.

“Thank God they spared my life,” the Uber driver, Carolyn Andrews, told CBS 2.

Andrews said she thinks about it every time she gets into the car. Her vehicle was recovered and returned to her with a bullet hole in the back.

“When I got back in the car, it’s like, I could just feel her hands around my neck," she said.

According to police, the 14-year-old girl is behind three other recent vehicular hijackings and the theft of a running car in West Town and Logan Square.

She is accused of carjacking a 64-year-old man – also a rideshare driver – in the 2900 block of West Walton Street at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20 – the very same block where Andrews was carjacked four days earlier.

The girl is also accused of carjacking a 36-year-old woman at 9:35 p.m. Jan. 20 in the 2500 block of West Chicago Avenue, and taking an unattended running vehicle at 9 p.m. that night in the 1900 block of North Rockwell Street, CBS 2 reported.

The girl is due back in court Wednesday, March 24.

There have been more than 350 carjackings so far this year and about 60 arrests.

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