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Two teens have been arrested in connection with a carjacking in Godfrey Sunday evening. 18-year-old Toreyan Moore of Florissant and a 17-year-old juvenile are both charged with Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking and Offenses Related to Motor Vehicle. The Madison County Sheriff's Office has asked the State's Attorney to certify the juvenile as an adult.
The alleged carjacking happened at around 8:50pm at a home in the 4,800 block of D'Adrian Drive. After running errands, a woman reports she was confronted by two young black males armed with handguns and threatened to shoot her. A similar incident occurred June 29 on Canary Drive in Godfrey in which an elderly woman was carjacked. Her vehicle was recovered about a month later, after it was involved in a single vehicle traffic accident in Northern St. Louis County. Two occupants of the vehicle died as a result of crash related injuries.
Madison County Sheriff's Department Captain Mike Dixon tells The Big Z these carjackings do not appear to be a part of any organized crime ring.
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Investigators are working to determine if the two incidents are connected. Both suspects in Sunday's incident are in custody in Missouri and are awaiting extradition.