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Two Teens Charged with Attempted Carjackings in Green Hills



Midtown Hills Precinct officers last night arrested two teens, ages 15 and 17, who attempted to carjack two women’s vehicles in separate incidents.

The teens approached the first victim at 6:20 p.m. She was sitting inside her car in the Hill Center parking garage in the 4000 block of Hillsboro Pike. The suspects ran up to her vehicle, one on each side, and opened doors on the driver and passenger side. They yelled for her to get out of her vehicle. As they attempted to pull her from the vehicle, she screamed and held down her car horn. The teens fled on foot. The victim sustained minor injuries but refused treatment.

Approximately one hour later, a woman parked her car in the Kroger parking lot, 2201 21st Avenue South, and as she walked toward the store, one of the teens grabbed the keys out of her hand. Both got inside the victim’s vehicle. After a few seconds, they exited the car and fled on foot, apparently unable to drive a manual transmission.

A short time later, officers spotted both teens in the area and took them into custody. They were positively identified as the young men involved in both incidents. The teens are each charged in Juvenile Court with attempted robbery/carjacking, theft of property, and attempted theft of a vehicle.