Police: Suspect arrested in January carjacking of Scottsdale teen

Posted at 12:23 PM, May 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-10 21:35:53-04

A man is accused of carjacking a Scottsdale teen and allegedly forcing him to withdraw money from an ATM.

Scottsdale Police report that on May 3 they arrested 49-year-old Carl David Cox for allegedly kidnapping and carjacking a teenager near Shea Boulevard and Scottsdale Road in January. 

Police say a teenager had stopped at a convenience store on his way to school, when Cox jumped in the passenger seat, grabbed his cell phone, put a handgun to the teen's side and ordered him to drive. 

Cox reportedly encouraged the boy to drive safely and to not draw the attention of police. He ordered the victim to drive to a bank and allegedly forced him to withdraw money from an ATM. 

Cox then allegedly ran out of the car to a truck that had been following them, court documents said. The boy drove away quickly to his high school where he contacted police. 

The teen's cell phone was found in the back of the car and police processed it for DNA evidence. In May, they got a hit on Cox who was in jail for an unrelated crime. 

Cox has been charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault, and armed robbery.