On Friday, a 12-year-old boy had been charged in connection with a carjacking.
A 12-year-old boy is the third suspect that is charged in connection with a carjacking at a gas station in Cleveland’s Stockyards neighborhood.
Court records say that the 12-year-old boy was charged on Friday in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court with aggravated robbery, robbery, grand theft, and assault.
A juvenile court judge remanded the 12-year-old boy to the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center until his next court trial. The subsequent hearing is not scheduled yet.
According to court documents, the 12-year-old boy was one of five thieves included in December 21 carjacking at a Liberty Gas on Clark Avenue at West 51st Street.
The 18-year-old Xavier D. James Jr. and 18-year-old Xavier Caraballo both are charged with aggravated robbery in the carjacking. The two men are not in custody, but their arrest warrants were issued on December 31.
Robbers Beat The Man
A 60-year-old man sustained minor wounds in the carjacking, which occurred at around 8:30 pm on December 21, according to the police record.
The 60-year-old man went into the gas station’s convenience store to purchase cigarettes. He returned to his vehicle just as a group of robbers surrounded him.
According to the police report, the robbers forced and hit the man until he fell to the ground. They continued punching him as one of the thieves said: “give me your key.”
The man gave over the keys to his 2008 Buick Century to the robbers. The police report says that the robbers drove away in the Buick and a silver Toyota Corolla.
Court documents do not say whether the man’s Buick has been obtained or not.