Teenage boy charged with hijacking woman's car in Willowbrook

Updated 10/15/2021 8:42 PM

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with hijacking a woman's car at gunpoint Wednesday in the parking lot of a Willowbrook Target.

The boy appeared Friday morning before Judge Anthony Coco, who ordered him detained until at least his next court date Oct. 21.


The woman told Willowbrook police that at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday she was in the parking lot of the store in the 7600 block of Kingery Highway and had finished loading items into her vehicle and was about to enter the driver's side door, when the boy approached her and pointed a gun at her and ordered her to surrender her keys.

After she turned over the keys, the woman ran back to the store and called 911.

The investigation led authorities to a nearby hotel, where the boy was taken into custody without incident within an hour.

The boy, who has multiple pending felonies out of Cook County and one in Will County, is charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm and obstructing justice.

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