Young Girl Released After Allegedly Stealing Car In Mattapan


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Boston Police Department has released an 11-year-old girl after she allegedly ordered two boys out of a car and stole it from in front of a store in Mattapan.

At around 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday April 22, Boston police responded to the area of 1007 Blue Hill Ave. When officers arrived, a woman said the car had been stolen after she left her son and nephew inside.

One of the boys told officers "an unknown black female wearing a blue medical face mask " had walked up to the car and "demanded" he roll down the window. When he did, the girl "ordered the two male victims out of the vehicle, entered the driver’s seat and drove off."

Officers in the area were able to locate the stolen vehicle about two miles away near Mattapan Square. According to BPD, the officers "observed the vehicle to be occupied by a young female. The female suspect was removed from the vehicle and taken into custody. Further investigation revealed the female suspect to be 11-years-old and due to her age, officers were unable to charge the suspect with a crime."

The girl has been released to the care of the state Department of Children and Families. BPD said as a reminder, drivers should never under any circumstances leave their motor vehicle running while unattended.

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