Juveniles arrested in early morning carjacking

Two juveniles stole a man’s car using a BB gun early today after he had given them a ride to Glenn Hills Middle School because of the rain.


The victim told deputies that he was sitting in his car in the parking lot of Wal Mart at 3209 Deans Bridge Road when the two suspects knocked on his window and asked for a ride to the school so they could meet their parents, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s press release.

The victim said he agreed because it was raining very hard and the suspects, who are listed as being 13 and 16 years old, appeared so young. When they arrived at the school, the suspects asked him to pull around back and the victim refused.

The suspects then pointed two weapons, which later were determined to be BB guns, at the victim and forced him from the car, the release said.

Deputies responded and using the vehicle’s ONSTAR system it was located in the Hyde Park area. Both the suspects were arrested and charged with hijacking of a motor vehicle.

The 13-year-old suspect also faces charges of battery for shooting a 9-year-old child in the head with a BB gun earlier in the day, the release said.


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