3 Juveniles, 1 Adult Charged With March 21 Carjacking In Maywood

Saturday, March 31, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Eric Cox, of Chicago, who was charged in connection to an armed carjacking in Maywood that happened last week. | Maywood Police Department 

Four people have been charged with their roles in an armed carjacking that happened in Maywood last week, according to Maywood police.

Three juveniles and one adult were each charged in connection to the incident. Police did not specify where in Maywood the carjacking took place.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the suspects allegedly stole a Toyota in the village before driving to Oak Brook Center and stealing a 68-year-old woman’s Honda.

The Tribune reports that a 68-year-old woman “told police she got out of her car as the man got into it. Before her car pulled away, she opened the rear door, grabbed her purse and began to run.” 

On March 28, Chicago police spotted the Toyota in the city and began to pursue the vehicle but eventually lost it before the Illinois State Police picked up the chase moments later.

“State police picked up the pursuit again and, with the assistance of Chicago police, eventually stopped the car, after it crashed into a retaining wall at Ashland and Congress, the trooper said,” according to the Tribune.

Last Thursday, Maywood Police Chief Valdimir Talley said that the four suspects had been transported back to Maywood to be detained, since the first carjacking took place here, giving Maywood police jurisdiction in the case.

Eric Cox, 18, of Chicago, was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, no firearm owners identification (FOID) card and no concealed carry license.

One juvenile was charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle and fleeing and eluding. Two other juveniles were charged with criminal trespass to vehicle.

Cox is scheduled to appear in bond court on March 31. The juveniles were remanded to the Juvenile Detention Center, Maywood police said. VFP 

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