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Chicago Teen Accused Of Helping Steal FedEx Delivery Truck At Gunpoint

By Rachel Cromidas in News on Dec 28, 2016 7:26PM

7500 South Green Street, via Google Street View.

Updated: 4:25 p.m.

A 15-year-old boy has been accused of crashing a FedEx delivery truck that was stolen at gunpoint from Auburn Gresham on the South Side. The thieves crashed the truck a few miles away from the site of the theft, according to police, and the boy was arrested after a brief foot chase.

Police say a 46-year-old FedEx driver was outside of her truck, making a delivery to a home in the 7500 block of South Green Street around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday morning when two men drove up, held up the FedEx driver at gunpoint and forced her to give him the keys to the truck. Police chased the stolen truck toward Wentworth Avenue, where it crashed into a fence. The 15-year-old was injured but taken to St. Bernard Hospital in good condition, according to police. Police later charged him with three felony counts of aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm, possession of a stolen vehicle, and aggravated fleeing.

A FedEx spokesperson provided a statement to CBS that "the safety and security of our team members is always our priority," and the company is "grateful that no one was seriously injured in this incident, and we are working with the authorities in their investigation."

A second package delivery driver was held up at gunpoint Wednesday morning, according to police. In this second case, a 40-year-old female truck driver was held up by a man wearing a ski-mask and wielding a handgun while she was on a delivery in the 8000 block of South Saginaw Avenue around 11 a.m. He took two packages from her truck and fled on foot. No one is in custody, according to police.