A judge set bond at $500,000 for 17 year old Mganga Mganga and he will be charged as an adult. Mganga is accused of the armed carjacking of Melissa Peters around 7 Thursday morning near 50th and Charles Street. The woman was taking her teenage son to school.
Omaha police say Mganga abandoned the vehicle because he was unable to drive a stick shift. He ran from the scene but was arrested nearby. Police also recovered a plastic gun they believe was used in the robbery.
Mganga was out of jail on bond. He is accused of three separate armed robberies that spanned from last October through January. Police say he was armed with a knife during those robberies.