AP NEWS

Four suspects arrested in Solon carjacking of man delivering Amazon packages

March 9, 2018 GMT

Four suspects arrested in Solon carjacking of man delivering Amazon packages

SOLON, Ohio -- Two men and two boys are facing charges in an armed carjacking of a man delivering Amazon packages in Solon.

The group is suspected of taking a 36-year-old man’s cargo van at gunpoint Jan. 21 on Longview Drive near Arthur Road, police said.

The driver, who works for a company that contracts with Amazon to deliver packages, was not harmed in the incident.

Quauntae T. Lucas, 19, of Cleveland; Charles Burns, 18, of Cleveland; a 17-year-old Cleveland boy and a 16-year-old Richmond Heights boy have been arrested in the case, police said.

The 16-year-old boy is also charged in juvenile court in an attack on an elderly couple in Cleveland and an armed robbery of a TV news crew.

The Solon carjacking happened moments after the driver left a package at a house. He was walking back to his cargo van when he noticed he noticed a second van and a car parked behind it, police said.

A man wearing a black hood and black masked ran toward the driver and pointed a handgun at him, police said. The driver turned and ran behind a nearby house, police said.

The carjackers took the white Dodge Ram ProMaster cargo van that contained several packages and the driver’s wallet, police said.

Lucas was arrested Monday in Cleveland, police said. He appeared Wednesday in Bedford Municipal Court, and his case was bound over to a Cuyahoga County grand jury, records say.

Burns was arrested in Mansfield and remains in custody in Richland County, police said. It’s unclear when he will return to Cuyahoga County to appear in court.

Details of the 17-year-old boy’s arrest were not immediately available.

The 16-year-old boy was arrested minutes after he is accused of attacking an 81-year-old man and a 76-year-old woman Feb. 7 in Cleveland’s Glenville neighborhood, police said.

The boy is also a suspect in a Dec. 28 armed robbery of a WOIO-Channel 19 news crew, according to a 58-count complaint filed against him and two other teens.

Cleveland and Mansfield police, U.S. Marshals and the Southeast Area Law Enforcement Task Force assisted in the investigation into the Solon carjacking, police said.

To comment on this story, visit Friday’s crime and courts comments page.