Police: 5 teens accused of stealing car with AK-47 inside from west Charlotte gas station

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Police say five teenagers are facing charges in connection with an armed carjacking at a west Charlotte gas station Thursday morning.

It happened around 11 a.m. at a Shell gas station on Old Little Rock Road, near Freedom Drive.

“All I seen was a bunch of police,” said Sarah Scott, who drove past the gas station moments after the robbery.

According to police reports, the car’s owner left the keys in his Chevrolet Impala, along with an AK-47 inside.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said five teens ranging in age from 15 to 17 years old all got inside the car, and when the car’s owner tried to stop them, they pointed a gun at him.

The car’s owner fired shots at them as they drove off.

Police said they were able to find the car hours later and arrested all five teens. Authorities did not identify the suspects but said they were all charged as juveniles.

“They should have known better, really. Stuff like that, no," said Scott.

No other information has been released. Check back with wsoctv.com for updates.

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