Three juveniles arrested for carjacking in Rockford

Published: Jul. 8, 2019 at 11:07 AM CDT
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Three juveniles were arrested for allegedly forcing a man out of his car, stealing his wallet and taking off in his car in Rockford.

Police say the alleged carjacking happened around 2 a.m. Sunday in the 1500 block of School Street.

The victim, a 48-year-old man, was reportedly sitting inside his vehicle when three armed suspects approached him.

Police found the stolen car in the 400 block of Peach Court around 12:45 p.m. Sunday. Three teen males matched police descriptions as carjacking suspects.

The juveniles, two 16-year-olds and a 15-year-old, were taken into custody without incident near the intersection of Andrews and Underwood streets.

All three juveniles were charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking, armed robbery and unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle. They are being held at a juvenile detention center and considered innocent unless proven guilty by the court of law.