At least two more carjackings were reported in the city Saturday evening and early Sunday, according to CPD reports. One hijacking took place in Lincoln Park, the other in the Fulton River District. No arrests have been made.
A car that police linked to a sweeping armed robbery spree that hit the city early Friday crashed and burst into flames moments after the last hold-up was reported, leaving one of its passengers dead at the scene.
Groups of armed robbers committed at least 15 hold-ups across between Thursday evening and Friday morning — just hours before CPD’s robbery detectives will be ordered to sit on street corners rather than investigate crimes.
According to a police report, the victim, age 28, was parking her car on the 700 block of North Wood when a man pointed a gun at her head and opened the driver’s door around 10:15 p.m., according to a police report.
A prolific group of criminals specializing in armed carjackings and ATM burglaries targeted at least 12 businesses overnight just days after the FBI announced that they are getting involved in CPD’s pursuit of the crew.