Two Chicago men who hijacked a food delivery driver’s vehicle in Joliet have been charged with robbing a man in Bolingbrook and firing a BB gun at another man’s car on Interstate 55, court records show.
On Jan. 7, Cornelius Aaron, 19, and Rickie Jones, 19, were charged with criminal damage to property, reckless conduct, aggravated robbery and aggravated battery in connection with two separate incidents in Bolingbrook and I-55.
Aaron and Jones have been locked up in the Will County jail since Nov. 19, when officers arrested them for stealing a food delivery driver’s vehicle, Joliet police said.
A new criminal complaint filed against the two men alleged they fired a BB gun at a Chevrolet Silverado on Nov. 16 in the southbound direction of I-55 in Wilmington.
Two days after the I-55 shooting, Bolingbrook police said officers responded to an attempted armed robbery that involved Aaron, Jones and a 15-year-old male in the 800 block of Clearcroft Avenue.
A 58-year-old man was grabbed from behind and told to empty his pockets by the three suspects and one of them pressed a gun against his neck, police said. The gun was later determined to be a BB gun.
One of the suspects searched the victim’s pockets and did not find anything, police said.
“The other two offenders fired BB guns at the victim, striking him in the cheek,” police said. “The victim was also punched in the face by one of the offenders. The offenders then fled.”
When Bolingbrook police investigators learned of the vehicle hijacking on Nov. 19 in Joliet, they were able to determine the same suspects from the attempted robbery were involved, police said.