NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police said they have arrested two 14-year-old boys after they attempted a carjacking at a Newark Mall. A news release from the agency said that troopers were dispatched to the Christiana Mall around 10 p.m. Saturday due to a report of an attempted carjacking.

Police say that the two suspects pulled on the door handles of a Jeep Cherokee driven by a 19-year-old woman who had a 20-year-old male passenger. Authorities say the two boys displayed what appeared to be a handgun.

“The victims did not comply and drove off in the vehicle and contacted police. The suspects then fled the scene on foot,” the news release said.

Police say the victims were not injured.

Shortly thereafter, the suspects were arrested by New Castle County Police in the parking lot of a Container Store. Officers recovered two BB guns.

Police say the 14-year-olds were charged with felony attempted robbery and other charges. They are being detained.

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