By Nona Tepper
Police have charged two people, an 18-year-old man and a teenage boy, both of Chicago, in connection with an attempted carjacking in an Oak Park alley on Jan. 23.
The juvenile was charged with attempted vehicular hijacking. Jacoby Douglas, 18, of the 3300 block of West Jackson Boulevard, was charged with burglary.
Police turned the teenager over to Cook County Juvenile Justice authorities. Douglas is scheduled to appear at a bond hearing at 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 26 at the Maybrook courthouse in Maywood.
The arrests came after a failed attempt to hijack a vehicle that had just pulled into a garage in the alley behind the 1100 block of Grove Avenue on Jan. 23 at about 8 p.m.
According to police, the female driver was still inside the vehicle, with the doors locked, when a male offender knocked on the window while pulling on the door handle and ordering her out. A second male also yelled for her to exit the vehicle.
It is unclear whether either suspect was armed.
The driver started honking her car horn and the offenders fled the garage. A neighbor saw both suspects exit the garage and immediately called 911, providing detailed descriptions.
About 20 minutes later, an officer stopped two people who fit the descriptions walking in the 800 block of South Oak Park Avenue. Police arrested both suspects, who reportedly were positively identified by the witness and victim. Charges are pending.
Police said they will provide more information as it becomes available.
* Timothy Inklebarger contributed to this report.
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