The teen is charged with three felony counts of aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm, Chicago police said.
A 16-year-old boy has been charged with three armed carjackings of ride-share drivers in December on the South Side.
Two of the carjackings happened on Dec. 11, one in the 10000 block of South Aberdeen Street and the other in the 9900 block of South Emerald Avenue, Chicago police said. The third occurred on Dec. 22 in the 1100 block of West 95th Street, police said.
The teen is charged with three felony counts of aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm, police said.
The attacks were among the 1,417 carjackings reported across the city in 2020, more than double from the previous year. The spike continued into 2021, prompting Chicago police Supt. David Brown to add 40 officers and four sergeants to a carjacking task force in February.
While still higher than last year, carjackings in March were down 33% from those reported in February, police said.