A teenager from Chicago has been arrested and charged with armed robbery and the carjacking of a woman in Addison last month, DuPage County authorities said.
The 15-year-old boy, who was not named because he is a juvenile, was ordered held on charges of armed robbery and aggravated vehicular hijacking, both class X felonies, prosecutors said. He is the second person arrested in the incident.
Just before 11 p.m. on Jan. 23, prosecutors said, three individuals approached a 20-year-old woman in the parking lot of the Popeyes restaurant on Lake Street in Addison. Two of the individuals were armed. They threatened to kill the woman unless she gave them her cellphone, cash and car keys, which she did, prosecutors said.
The three drove off in her car at high speed and were pursued by a nearby patrol car, prosecutors said. With help from an Illinois State Police helicopter, the car was tracked to Chicago’s South Side, where the robbers fled.
Chicago police that night arrested one of the three, a 17-year-old. He was charged with armed robbery and vehicular hijacking.
Addison and Chicago police arrested the second suspect Sunday at his home.
The suspect is due back in court Feb. 17 in front of DuPage County Judge Brian Jacobs. An investigation into the case continues. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Addison Police Department at 630-693-7941.