Teens carjack man in Durkeeville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A middle school student and a 15-year-old are in custody after an alleged carjacking early Friday morning.

According to a police report from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, the incident occurred shortly before 8 a.m. in the 1600 block of Myrtle Avenue at the Oaks of Durkeeville, a Jacksonville Public Housing community. The victim was waiting to start his work day when a teen suspect approached, produced a gun and ordered him out of his red Chrysler PT Cruiser.

The suspect allegedly got into the driver's seat of the car and two or three previously unnoticed teens came out from behind the car and also got in, according to the JSO report.

While police were investigating the carjacking, reports of a reckless driver in the 1900 block of Prospect Street came in and matched the description of the stolen PT Cruiser, according to the report. A witness told JSO the car hit a tree and caused damage to her yard. The car was spotted by patrol officers a short time later near the 3000 block of West 12th Street. Police attempted to stop the car. The driver and passenger fled on foot, but were caught by a police perimeter.

Both teens were taken into custody. The 13-year-old and 15-year-old suspects are charged with carjacking with firearm or deadly weapon. Two additional suspect remain at large. The 13-year-old suspect is also charged with criminal mischief and was issued three citations.


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