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Teen Carjacking And Robbery Ends In Car Crash

For those who are young and impetuous, the idea of going out joyriding at someone else’s expense might seem exciting.  Texas, law, however, makes it clear that carjacking and joyriding are considered serious crimes with substantial fines and prison time for those who are convicted of either charge. For two teens in the Houston area, such a temptation could end up with some very serious consequences.

According to a story appearing on the Houston Chronicle website, two teens have been detained for their alleged connection to a carjacking and robbery which took place in southwest Houston last Wednesday.

According to Lt. Larry Crowson of the Houston Police Department, a chase was initiated when officers spotted the teens in a car that had been reported stolen during a carjacking which took place earlier that evening.  

Houston Police officers chased the suspects in the stolen vehicle starting at the intersection of Beechnut and Beltway 8 to Bissonnet and Beltway 8.  Lt. Crowson said in a statement that during the chase, the 16-year-old male who was driving the vehicle, lost control and crashed into a concrete retaining wall.

The 16-year-old boy and a passenger, a 17-year-old girl, were both placed under arrest and taken to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries.  Police believe that both teens were involved in a robbery incident which took place after the initial carjacking.

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