Chicagoland: Nine-year-old Charged in McDonald’s Armed Robbery Also Arrested in Carjacking

Posted by on Mar 16, 2013 at 5:33 pm

Reminds us again how it’s a gun’s fault for the out of control crime in Chicago.

A 9-year-old boy arrested and charged with armed robbery at a McDonald’s last month was one of four people arrested Thursday night in connection with a carjacking.

Police said charges were denied against the 9-year-old, who was arrested for breaking out the window of a business in January in addition to the armed robbery last month. The 9-year-old was released into the custody of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, police said.

He was in the car with two 15-year-olds and a 14-year-olds Thursday night, when the four were arrested in a carjacking that began about 9:30 p.m. in the 11000 block of Avenue D in the East Side neighborhood on the Southeast Side, police said.

The three older boys were each charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm, police said. One of the 15-year-olds, the driver, was charged with aggravated possession of a stolen vehicle.

Police said the group pointed what looked like a rifle – but was actually a pellet gun – at the driver of a 2003 Pontiac Sunfire, then jumped in the Sunfire and took off, police said. A gang enforcement car traveling south on Ewing Avenue near 95th Street saw the northbound car coming toward them, turned around and gave chase.

The chase ended a short time later at 8500 S. Burley Avenue. The four jumped out and tried to run but police had converged on the chase and the teens and 9-year-old were caught a short time later, police said.

The 9-year-old was among three people arrested in connection with the McDonald’s robberies, in the 4000 block of East 106th Street near the Chicago Skyway, in early February, police said.

 

6 Responses to “Chicagoland: Nine-year-old Charged in McDonald’s Armed Robbery Also Arrested in Carjacking”

  1. Vic Kelley on 16/16/13 at 6:38 pm

    I wish they’d release a physical description of the suspects so the general public could know what to look out for. What reason could they have for withholding such info? Also, what does this mean: “The 9-year-old was released into the custody of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services,”
    If he is in the custody of IL DCFS then how is he out running and gunning?

  2. Nahanni on 16/16/13 at 7:31 pm

    It means they aren’t keeping a 9 year old in the regular jail. 9 years old is too young to send to any juvie jail, either, unless plans are made in advance. You can’t keep a 9 year old in the general population of either a regular jail or a juvie jail unless you want him to have a size 11 bunghole and you can’t keep him in solitary confinement.