Police: Video Captures Elderly Couple Being “Carjacked” With Pipe Wrench

Wilmington Police have arrested two juveniles in connection with a carjacking, according to a statement released Thursday.

On March 30 at approximately 2:16 p.m. police responded to the 500 block of South Rodney Street for a carjacking that had just occurred. Police recovered the vehicle in the immediate area, unoccupied, and began an area search for the suspects, with a description provided. A short time later, police took two 15-year-old male juveniles into custody without incident.

The first 15-year-old juvenile was charged with the following offenses:
Theft Over $1,500
Attempted Theft Under $1,500
Driving without a Valid License
Leaving the Scene of an Accident
He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and released on $3,600 unsecured bail.

The second 15-year-old juvenile was charged with the following offenses:
Conspiracy 3rd Degree
Offensive Touching
He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and released on his own recognizance.

The son of the couple whose car was taken issued the following statement:

“My senior citizen parents were attacked Tuesday at 2:15 in broad daylight on the 500 block of South Rodney St. Wilmington. They were 4-6 fifteen-year-olds, two of which wielded large wrenches. My father was struck multiple times in the back and hit in the face with something. My mother wouldn’t give up her purse and fought it away while she was being threatened with the wrench by one of the youths. One of the teens got the car keys away from my mother. They were able to get into the car and drive it a short distance until they crashed it into other parked cars a block away. The car is totaled. Two teens were apprehended, and are already back on the streets without ankle tracking devices…”

The video below shows the car crashing into a nearby neighbor’s car before the suspects fled on foot.

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