‘What’s Happening Here Is Not Normal’: Philadelphia Police Outline Plan To Combat Rising Carjackings In City

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There have been more than 90 carjackings this year, compared to just 24 at this time last year. After the armed carjacking of Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, some residents thought carjacking would die down. On Thursday, authorities said things are getting worse. It’s a crime of opportunity that’s out of control. READ … Read more

Carjackings Up Significantly In Philadelphia Compared To 2021; Residents In Fairmount Fear They’re Next Target

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It’s not just shootings on the rise in Philadelphia, so are carjackings. There have been 91 carjackings so far this year, compared to just 24 at the same time last year. Philadelphia police have recovered a car that they saw was part of a foiled carjacking attempted Wednesday night. An off-duty Philadelphia … Read more

Man Shoots Teen Who Tried to Carjack Him in Philly, Police Say

Only hours after police addressed a spike in carjackings in Philadelphia, a legally armed man turned the tables on an armed teenager who tried to steal his vehicle, leaving the suspect in critical condition following a shootout. The ordeal began Thursday around 7:30 p.m. along the 6500 block of Cherokee Street. A 60-year-old man was … Read more