Two teens arrested after Green Hills attempted carjackings
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) —
Two teens, ages 15 and 17, were arrested Wednesday night after Midtown Hills Precinct police officers say they tried carjacking two women's vehicles in separate incidents.
Officers said the teens approached the first victim at 6:20 p.m. while she was sitting inside her car in the Hill Center parking garage in the 4000 block of Hillsboro Pike. The suspects reportedly ran up to her vehicle, one on each side, and opened the doors on the driver and passenger side before yelling at the victim to get out of her vehicle.
A Metro Nashville Police report says the victim screamed and held her car horn down as they tried to pull her from the vehicle. The teens reportedly bolted from the vehicle. The victim had minor injuries, but refused treatment.
One hour later, a woman parked her car in the Kroger parking lot at 2201 21st Avenue South. A police report says as she walked toward the store, one of the teens grabbed the keys out of her hand and jumped inside of her vehicle.
After a few seconds, the suspects ran away from the vehicle after not being able to drive a manual transmission. Just a short time later, officers found both teens and took them into custody.
The teens were positively identified as being involved in both incidents. They both face attempted robbery/carjacking, theft of property and attempted theft of a vehicle charges in juvenile court.