By Tim Hadac
Southwest Chicago Post
A 19-year-old West Englewood man and a 15-year-old boy have been charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking in connection with a crime that occurred in a Ford City parking lot at about 8:45 a.m. Thursday, January 27.
Travell Barnes, 19, of the 6800 block of South Hermitage, and the boy allegedly took a vehicle and several other items belonging to a 36-year-old woman. Barnes also was charged with robbery. Police did not say what other items were stolen.
Barnes was arrested by members of the CPD Vehicular Hijacking Task Force at 10:17 a.m. in the 6700 block of South Evans, about 90 minutes after the crime occurred. Police said Barnes was a passenger in the victim’s vehicle when it was spotted in traffic and pulled over.
Bond was set at $70,000. Barnes was unable to post bail, and his next court date is set for February 4.
Police said the boy was the driver of the stolen vehicle, and that after the vehicle was curbed, the boy bolted and ran away. He was apprehended, and a charge of aggravated fleeing was added. The youth also was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle.
Police added that teen is connected to the November 21 aggravated vehicular hijacking of a 52-year-old woman in the 11600 block of South Oakley. A second charge of aggravated vehicular hijacking was added.
He was due in Juvenile Court on January 28.
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