Three charged in carjacking

Published 10:41 pm Thursday, April 27, 2017

Three juveniles, including one from Suffolk, have been arrested in a Portsmouth carjacking that left a woman in critical condition over the weekend.

The carjacking occurred about 7:54 p.m. Sunday at the Goodwill at 3225 High St. According to detectives, a male suspect entered the woman’s car as she stood on the other side of the vehicle talking to someone, according to a press release from the Portsmouth Police Department.

As the suspect put the car in reverse, the victim opened another car door and was knocked to the ground when the vehicle began to move. The woman suffered a head injury and remains in a local hospital in critical condition.

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Later that evening, patrol officers located the stolen vehicle in the 1900 block of Deep Creek Boulevard with two people inside, according to the press release. One ran from officers but was taken into custody a short time later. The other was immediately taken into custody.

“As a result of their collaborative efforts, officers and detectives were able to identify and charge the three suspects who were involved in this incident,” the press release stated.

The suspect from Suffolk is a 17-year-old male. He is charged with grand larceny.

The other two suspects are 14 years old and are from Portsmouth. One has been charged with grand larceny. The other is charged with carjacking and aggravated malicious wounding.

Due to the age of the suspects, their names and photographs were not released. All three are in the custody of Chesapeake Juvenile Services, according to the release.