16-year-old student arrested for car jacking teacher in Harrisburg

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HARRISBURG, Pa-Harrisburg police have arrested a 16-year-old student for car jacking a city teacher on Wednesday.

Harrisburg City Police responded to the 300 block of S. 19th Street for a reported car-jacking at about 12:17 p.m. Wednesday.

The victim, a 36 year city teacher, said that she was traveling south on S. 19th Street when she observed an object on the roadway. She stopped her car and moved the object off the road.

When she returned to her car a black male in his late teens grabbed her and pushed her away from the vehicle. The suspect then got in and attempted to drive away.

He traveled approximately 50 feet and struck a large curb at Rowland School that disabled the vehicle. He got out of the car and ran away on 19th Street.

The teacher was unharmed.

The 16-year-old boy was a student from the Harrisburg High School District. His name is not being released at this time.

He was arrested and charged with robbery of a motor vehicle. He was taken to central booking and will remain there until his hearing.

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