Police arrest 2 Broken Arrow teens in connection with multiple carjackings
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) —
Two teenagers are in custody in connection with multiple carjackings in the last week.
Police say two 16-year-olds from Broken Arrow have been charged as youthful offenders for armed robbery. They were arrested after shots were reportedly fired at a residence near Pine and Harvard Thursday afternoon.
Officers were at an unrelated call when they heard gunshots and a woman scream, so they went to check it out. Police say no one was hurt after the shots were fired, but a woman told them that two male suspects visiting the home stole her vehicle from her at gunpoint the previous day. The two 16-year-old suspects were later arrested.
One of the suspects was also involved in an attempted carjacking May 22, according to police. Investigators say he tried to steal a vehicle occupied by a 68-year-old man and his wife at Maxwell Park near Pine and Yale, but he took off running when other people approached the vehicle. The suspect allegedly fired a shot into the ground as he was running away.
The next day, police say two suspects stole a vehicle from a 66-year-old woman in front of her home on Indianapolis near Pine and Harvard. Investigators say the victim was beaten and kicked during the robbery and had to be taken to the hospital. It's believed that at least one of the arrested teenagers was involved in the robbery, according to police.
One of the suspects faces two complaints of armed robbery and one of aggravated assault and battery. The other suspect faces one armed robbery complaint.