Two teens allegedly stole a grocery delivery person’s SUV on Thursday night, then were apprehended a half-mile away by Homewood police.
At about 10 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, a person was delivering groceries to a home in the 1800 block of 187th Street in Homewood, leaving their blue 2021 Nissan Murano running and unoccupied.
According to police, a 14-year-old and a 15-year old entered the vehicle and drove away in it. The alleged victim reported hearing a single gunshot as the vehicle drove away, and Homewood police recovered a shell casing at the scene.
Homewood police officers saw the vehicle fleeing, and stopped in the 1400 block of Jill Court. The two juveniles, whose names were not released, were located in the vehicle and arrested by police.
The 14-year-old juvenile was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, aggravated fleeing and eluding and obstructing identification. The person was transported to Cook County Juvenile Detention for a hearing planned for Friday, April 15.
The 15-year-old juvenile was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, and released to a guardian pending a future court date.
Homewood Police said it is not known whether the gunshot was related to the vehicle theft. They continue investigate the gunshot. Anyone with information about this incident may contact the Homewood Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit at (708) 206-3420.