16-year-old accused of carjacking driver at gunpoint in Titusville

Teen faces charge of armed carjacking

A driver was robbed at gunpoint by a 16-year-old in Titusville on Monday, according to police.
A driver was robbed at gunpoint by a 16-year-old in Titusville on Monday, according to police. (TItusville Police)

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – A driver was robbed at gunpoint Monday in Titusville by a 16-year-old, according to police.

The teen was arrested on charges of armed carjacking, robbery with a gun, aggravated fleeing and alluding and operating a motor vehicle without a license.

Titusville police said the teen stole the victim’s 2017 Dodge Journey at gunpoint after the victim offered him and an another man a ride.

Police said the stolen vehicle was spotted by officers around 4 p.m. in the area of Hamilton Avenue and Harrison Street.

Investigators said officers attempted a traffic stop, but the teen did not comply and drove away.

Officers said within seconds the teen crashed into a Nissan Altima at the intersection of South Park Avenue and South Street.

A gun suspected of being used to commit the armed carjacking was recovered by investigators inside the stolen Dodge Journey, according to police.


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