An 18-year-old man faces two counts of armed robbery and other charges after two women had their cars hijacked on Tuesday night.
Kaivon Shimeek Lewis of 1203 Gatling St., was driving one of the cars when officers stopped him in the 3500 block of Maitland Drive late Wednesday morning, police said.
The first carjacking happened about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 600 block of Newton Road, police spokesman Jim Sughrue said.
Officers said the victim told them she had got out of her car in a parking lot when men approached her with a handgun and demanded her keys. She turned them over, a second woman who was with her got out of the car, and the suspect drove away in her Honda Civic, police said.
About 9:45 p.m., less than a mile away, a woman getting out of a car on Royal Anne Lane was approached by armed men. They took her purse, wallet, cell phone and Nissan Altima, according to an arrest warrant naming Lewis.
Sughrue said Lewis was driving the Honda when officers arrested him.
The Nissan had been found overnight behind a business in the 100 block of Saw Mill Road, less than a mile north of where it was taken, Sughrue said.
Lewis was charged with two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle, one count of weapon possession by a felon and two counts of felony conspiracy.
The conspiracy charges involve a second man believed to be involved, and the investigation of the case is continuing, Sughrue said Thursday.
On Aug. 2, a judge put Lewis on two years’ probation after he was convicted of felony larceny. That stemmed from a charge in October 2015 that he had a stolen motor vehicle.
Lewis had been arrested July 17 this year on a charge that he had stolen vehicle on July 10, but that charge appeared to have been dismissed.