Latest Carjacking News

Carjacker returns to scene of crime to return toddler to mom

Jun. 12, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A man who carjacked a woman’s SUV on Chicago's West Side returned to the scene of the crime moments later after realizing the woman’s 3-year-old daughter was in the backseat. The woman was delivering food about 6:40 p.m. Friday when a man pulled her...

California prisoner stabbed to death; 2 inmates suspected

Jun. 11, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

DELANO, Calif. (AP) — A California prison inmate was stabbed to death Friday and two other men were identified as suspects, authorities said. Artemio Gomez, 40, was attacked at around 8:15 a.m. at Kern Valley State Prison, north of Bakersfield, according to a statement...

Police: Maryland man fell off his SUV as it was being stolen

Jun. 10, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man jumped onto the hood of his luxury SUV as it was being stolen and then fell off a few yards later, receiving injuries that sent him to the hospital, police said. The victim, who was not immediately identified, climbed onto his...

Authorities: Hit-and-run driver fabricated carjacking report

Jun. 10, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

LYNDHURST, N.J. (AP) — A driver who struck and seriously injured a pedestrian later reported his car had been stolen during a carjacking in an attempt to cover up his involvement, authorities said. Samuel Torres, 38, of Nutley, faces several charges stemming from...

Police: Carjacking suspect shot and killed outside Denver

Jun. 02, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Officers on Wednesday shot and killed a man who was suspected of stealing a car from a driver at gunpoint in suburban Denver, police said. The carjacking was reported at a Target store in Arvada. The man, who appeared to be in his 20s, left the commercial...

Police: Would-be carjacker killed by officer had BB gun

Jun. 01, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

BERWICK, La. (AP) — Police in a Louisiana town fatally shot a would-be carjacker armed with what appeared to be a handgun early Tuesday, state police said. The dead man was later found to have been armed with a BB pistol, the news release from Louisiana State Police...

St. Louis man charged after officer injured in shootout

Jun. 01, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man has been charged after he allegedly fired shots at police officers after a vehicle pursuit, prosecutors said. Darne D. Ricks, 30, was charged Saturday with resisting arrest, two counts of first-degree assault and two counts of armed...

Police shoot and kill carjacking suspect in an Athens park

May. 24, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — State law officers are investigating after police shot and killed a man in an Athens park. Athens-Clarke County police responded to multiple 911 calls late Sunday morning about a man with a gun at Walker Park, The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said...

Norway sentences ambulance carjacker to preventive detention

May. 20, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A man who stole an ambulance in the Norwegian capital of Oslo in 2019 and drove it along a sidewalk, injuring two toddlers, was sentenced to 12 years in prison Thursday. The Oslo District Court said the 33-year-old man, who wasn't identified,...

Prosecutors coordinate efforts to fight DC-area carjackings

May. 20, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — The U.S. attorney’s office in Maryland is forming a regional task force to prosecute carjackings that span the District of Columbia and the two Maryland counties that border it. The Washington Post reports that acting U.S....