2 charged after toddlers reportedly taken in armed carjacking

Mickey Collin, Ladarius Jackson
From left to right: Mickey Collin, Ladarius Jackson

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE: The suspects have been identified as 17-year-old Ladarius Jackson and 19-year-old Mickey Collin. Jackson has been charged with robbery in the first degree and two counts of kidnapping in the first degree. He is in jail pending $1.5 million bond. Collin has been charged with robbery in the first degree and receiving stolen property. He is being held in jail pending a $1 million bond. 

ORIGINAL: Birmingham Police say they are questioning two potential suspects after an armed carjacking where two toddlers were inside the car when it was taken.

MONTCLAIR CARCJACKING 1According to Lt. Edwards with the Birmingham Police, the male carjacker approached the female victim with a gun while she was pumping gas.

Edwards said the men were driving in a stolen vehicle, spotted the woman at a gas station, and stole her vehicle.

The suspect fled with the victim’s two toddlers in the vehicle, pulling the gas nozzle loose from the pump.

The suspect abandoned the vehicle nearby with the toddlers inside when they realized kids were in the vehicle and ran off.

Residents in the surrounding area noticed the stolen vehicle in their neighborhood and called police.

The toddlers are reportedly safe, and have been reunited with their mother. No one was injured.

Edwards said the carjacking happened at 1547 Montclair Road around 2 p.m.

According to police, two persons of interest are in custody for questioning. Edwards said they are 17 and 19 years old.

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