CHICAGO — Police arrested a suburban teen after a New Year's Day carjacking in Edgewater.
Just after 10 p.m. Wednesday, an 18-year-old woman was sitting in her car in the 1100 block of West Ardmore Avenue when a man walked up and implied he had a gun, police said.
The man forced his way into the car and began driving around Edgewater, demanding money from the woman, who was still in the car, police said.
When the woman said she didn't have any cash, the carjacker urged her to call her fiance. The woman called her fiance, who said he would meet the pair at a designated location with money, police said. The fiance promptly called police.
Cops found the carjacker near the meeting site, police said. He had parked the car and was walking northbound with the woman. When the carjacker spotted officers, he ran away but was captured in the 6400 block of North Sheridan Road after a foot chase.
Broderick Epps, 18, of the 4200 block of Main Street in north suburban Skokie, was charged with three felonies: vehicular hijacking, vehicular invasion and unlawful restraint.