Armed Youths Carjack Vehicle
After police found the vehicle, four youths fled the car and it struck a concrete pillar.
Four local youths were charged in relation to a Manassas area carjacking, Prince William County Police said.
A 41-year-old woman and a 39-year-old man reported at 9:17 p.m. Wednesday that they were parking their vehicle on the 7900 block of Community Drive when three unknown males approached them. Two of the boys displayed what looked like handguns and ordered the victims from their vehicle. One of the suspects fled on foot, while the other two got into the vehicle.
The victims did not report any injuries.
Police officers later found the car in the drive-thru of a McDonald's on Portsmouth Road. Seven people were inside and four, including the driver, fled on foot. The vehicle was left in the drive position and continued forward until it struck a concrete pillar.
Police detained three people who were seated in the backseat, who they later determined were not involved in the carjacking. Police used a K-9 to search for the remaining suspects, and found a 17-year-old suspect nearby. He was detained without further incident, police said.
After an investigation, Robbery Unit detectives were able to identify the three remaining suspects from the car, and found them at an address on Albemarle Drive. A 12-year-old male and a 14-year-old male, both from Manassas, were arrested and each charged with carjacking and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.
Police said that two of the males involved in the crime met up with the other individuals at the Manassas Mall after the carjacking. A 13-year-old female drove the stolen vehicle to McDonald's, where police found them. Officers charged the teenager with receiving stolen property, destruction of property and reckless driving.
Police also determined that that the weapons the two youths used during the carjacking were BB guns, which they stole before the incident.
Police are still searching for one suspect, a black male, about 17 years old, 5'9", who has a thin build, lazy right eye and a tear drop tattoo under his left eye.
The information in this article was provided by the Prince William County Police Department. Where arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.