Teen arrested following multiple carjackings
Published 5:49 pm Tuesday, May 4, 2021
A Suffolk teen has been arrested and charged with four recent carjackings after he led police on a chase into Chesapeake Tuesday morning.
The latest carjacking happened Tuesday just prior to the car chase, according to a city press release. The carjacking happened at 10:28 a.m. in the 400 block of Bank Street, when the subject stole a vehicle at gunpoint. There were no injuries.
A witness was able to provide a vehicle and subject description, and Suffolk Police initiated a pursuit, which eventually ended on Interstate 64 in Chesapeake near the Military Highway exit. After stopping the vehicle, the subject attempted to flee from police on foot and was apprehended. A gun was also recovered, the press release stated.
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The 16-year-old is also charged with an April 22 carjacking in the 100 block of Maury Place; a May 1 carjacking in the 1100 block of Fairgrounds Lane; and a May 2 carjacking in the 200 block of Spruce Street.
In each of the prior incidents, there had also been a firearm brandished but no injuries reported.
The teen faces a multitude of charges, including four counts of use of a firearm in commission of a felony; four counts of armed robbery; four counts of grand larceny; and five counts of possession of stolen vehicle.
The investigations remain ongoing at this time, and additional charges may be filed.
Virginia State Code prohibits law enforcement from identifying juveniles charged with a criminal offense, the press release stated.
A detention order has been requested, and the teen will be remanded to the custody of the Juvenile Detention Center in Chesapeake.