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Teens arrested for carjacking after Homewood police chase

Two teenagers were apprehended Tuesday morning after they allegedly hijacked a car in Homewood, police said in a press release.

Shortly after 10:20 a.m. on Feb. 8, Homewood police said a person was sitting as a passenger in a running car that was parked in a lot in the 17500 block of Dixie Highway, when a 16-year-old male got into the driver’s seat.

Police said he pointed a gun at the passenger and told them to leave the vehicle. The person complied and got out of the car, a white 2016 Nissan Altima.

The carjacker . . .

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