Carjacking Victim Says Attackers Were Armed And Looked About 10 Years Old – CBS Chicago
They were also seen on a neighbor’s surveillance camera.
The carjacking happened in the 1400 block of West Thomas Street in the Noble Square neighborhood around 8:15 Saturday morning.
“It makes you think a little bit more; makes you a little bit more apprehensive to be out and about,” said neighbor Chad Williamson.
Williamson lives feet away from where the 38-year-old mother was robbed of her Audi sport-utility vehicle.
“I got a call from a detective that asked me if I had any footage,” he said.
He didn’t, but another neighbor did. The offenders can be seen on surveillance footage shared with the victim who confirmed it is the pair that pointed a gun at her.
She told detectives the robbers looked as young as 10 years old.
“When I was a kid, I was ramping bicycles and playing flashlight tag,” Williamson said.
Moments after walking by the camera, the carjackers come whizzing past in the stolen SUV, only slowing down after seeing a speed bump.
The car was recovered two days later a couple miles away abandoned in the middle of the street.
“Instead of attacking the children, we need to attack the folks who are driving this,” said Garien Gatewood with the Illinois Justice Project.
Instead of access to guns, Gatewood wants to see youth getting more access to other options.
“We have to give them an alternative,” he said. “We have to create a positive outcome. Arresting our way out of these problems has not worked. We’ve had mass incarceration. Do these communities feel any safer?”