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Teens arrested in connection with Wilmington carjacking

(File/NewsWorks)

(File/NewsWorks)

Two suspects, ages 13 and 14, are in custody after Wilmington Police said they carjacked a woman at knifepoint.

Police responded to the 2700 block of W. 5th Street around 9:40 p.m. where police said the 62-year-old victim was threatened with a knife before the teenaged suspects took her keys.

The suspects were apprehended minutes after stealing the Chevrolet Cruze, police said, in the area of Lancaster Avenue and Dupont Street. The suspects then ran, but police caught up with them after a foot chase. 

The 13- and 14-year-olds were both committed to the New Castle County Detention Center on carjacking and conspiracy charges. The younger of the two was also charged with aggravated menacing and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony.

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