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Teens age 15, 16, charged in Delaware carjackings

April 18, 2021 GMT

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.

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Police agencies coordinated their investigation after determining a large number of vehcle thefts throughout New Castle County over the last two weeks.

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.