Two Charlotte teens are accused by police of carjacking a man’s vehicle early Thursday and then leading officers on a brief chase before being arrested, authorities say.
The two suspects were a 14-year-old and a 15-year-old, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.
Investigators said police were called shortly after 5:15 a.m. to the 6200 block of Barrington Drive, just south of The Plaza. A man told police that two armed suspects had approached him and taken his vehicle.
A short time later, officers spotted the vehicle on West Sugar Creek Road, with two people inside. Police tried stopping the vehicle but the driver refused to stop. After a brief pursuit, police said, the car stopped in the 3400 block of Oakwood Avenue.
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The driver was taken into custody immediately, but the passenger ran off, police said. Authorities set up a perimeter around the area and said a police dog helped find the second person.
The 15-year-old was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, armed robbery, reckless driving, speeding to elude apprehension and driving without a license, according to police. The 14-year-old was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle and armed robbery, police said.
The two suspects were taken to the Gaston County Correctional Facility, authorities said.