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2 teens accused of stealing car from woman who offered them a ride following protests

The teenagers, 18-year-old Taeveyante Pyfrom and a 13-year-old are charged with robbery and grand theft auto.
Columbus Division of Police

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Two teenagers, ages 18 and 13, are charged and accused of assaulting a woman and stealing her car, according to Columbus police.

Police said the woman saw four people running in an alley near Lane Avenue and High Street just after 12 a.m. Tuesday, close by an area where a crowd of protesters were cleared from the street not long before.

Police said the woman offered asked them if they wanted a ride and the four got into the car.

She drove to the area of Long Street and Ohio Avenue when the people in the car pulled her out by her hair, assaulted her, and stole her car, police said.

Police found the car in the area of Cleveland Ave and East 23rd Avenue and there was a short chase that ended with the car crashing at a construction site near Woodland Avenue and 5th Avenue.

Officers chased after two of the teens and arrested them. Police said two females in the car left the scene.

The teenagers, 18-year-old Taeveyante Pyfrom and a 13-year-old are charged with robbery and grand theft auto, police said.