Two Oakland boys, 16 and 17, are being prosecuted as adults in an armed carjacking July 7 that resulted in a five-hour standoff with police before they were arrested the next day, authorities said Wednesday.

One of the boys is also charged with a second robbery in June in Fremont.

Both Fontana Hill, 17, and Quinn Edwards, 16, were charged with armed carjacking and armed second-degree robbery in the July 7 incident. Hill is also charged with second-degree robbery in a June 27 Fremont case.

They are due in court July 22 to enter pleas. Hill is being held in lieu of $450,000 bail, and Edwards in lieu of $350,000 bail. Police said both have admitted their involvement in the Oakland case.

In the Oakland case on July 7, a 59-year-old man sitting in his 2003 Mercedes about 10:45 p.m. in the 500 block of Weldon Avenue, near the Piedmont border, was robbed of his car by armed suspects.

The Mercedes with Hill and Edwards inside was spotted by police about 10:25 a.m. July 8 in East Oakland and pursued to the 2100 block of East 24th Street, where Hill ran into an apartment complex. Edwards originally hid in some yards before also taking refuge in the apartment.

The neighborhood was shut down, and a SWAT team was sent to the complex. Edwards came out a few hours later, and Hill surrendered about 3:50 p.m.

In the Fremont case, Hill is accused of grabbing the purse of a 20-year-old woman sitting in her parked car and then fleeing in a waiting vehicle.



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