WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) – Delaware State Police have charged four teenagers in a series of violent carjackings, including one in which the victim was struck with her own car. Police on Sunday said they charged two 16-year-old boys, a 15-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl with robbery and other counts. The four teens live in Wilmington and New Castle County.
In an April 8 carjacking in Newark, police say a 16-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl stole the keys from a customer stopped at a Wawa convenience store. The victim was assaulted and before the suspects drove off they steered the car at the victim and struck her in the leg.READ MORE: Expect Gas Prices To Tick Up Even More In Philadelphia Area After Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack, AAA Says
Police agencies coordinated their investigation after determining a large number of vehicle thefts throughout New Castle County over the last two weeks.READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Release New Images Of Teen Wanted For Allegedly Sexually Assaulting Woman For 3 Hours
The arrests were made Friday when troopers spotted a stolen Dodge Challenger with seven teenagers inside.
Four of those in the car were charged in the carjackings; the other three were not charged by state police.MORE NEWS: Residents In Marple Township Get Opportunity To Weigh In on PECO's Plans For Natural Gas Reliability Station
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