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16-year-old arrested in connection to January carjacking on Denbigh Blvd.

York-Poquoson police cruiser (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)
(Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

A 16-year-old male has been arrested — the second person — in connection to a January carjacking, which police say occurred after two people stole a man’s car when he gave them a ride to Gloucester Point.

Police picked up the teenager last Thursday in the 300 block on 25th Street in York County. He faces multiple charges including the use of a firearm to commit a felony, carjacking, conspiracy, aggravated malicious wounding and grand larceny, according to Lt. Dennis Ivey, York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office.

Earlier this month, police also charged Wright Bernard Raynor, of Bowling Green in connection to the same incident.

Raynor, 18, who is being held at Pamunkey Regional Jail in Hanover, is charged with carjacking, use of a firearm during the commission of a felony, grand larceny, conspire to commit grand larceny and petit larceny, according to a York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office Facebook post.

Police believe Raynor and the 16-year-old were involved in a carjacking in the 900 block of Denbigh Boulevard in York County that left the victim with “obvious facial injuries,” according to a previous post.

Wright Bernard Raynor (Pamunkey Regional Jail)
Wright Bernard Raynor (Pamunkey Regional Jail)

Police received a call around 10 p.m. Jan. 21 about a man trying to wave cars down near Rips Food Store on Denbigh Boulevard, police said.

The victim said he had been assaulted and robbed by two men as he gave them a ride, the release said. The men had taken his vehicle, wallet and cell phone.

When the car was on Denbigh Boulevard, the two men asked the victim to pull over on a fire road so they could go to the bathroom. The driver also exited the vehicle. When he tried to get back in the car, one of the passengers grabbed him from behind, beating him and rummaging through his pockets, the release said.

The victim tried to defend himself with a knife, but was unable to because he was being restrained, police said.

The men, one of whom implied he had a firearm, took the man’s keys and left, driving in the direction of Newport News.

WYDaily archives were used in this story.

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