Gunman Carjacks Saint Joseph’s University Student, Police Say

Gunman Carjacks Saint Joseph’s University Student, Police Say


COLDER AIR NEXT WEEK, NATASHA. KATE, THANKS VERY MUCH. CLOSE CALL TONIGHT WE ARE HEARING FROM A ST. JOES YOUTH STUDENT WHO ESCAPED A BRAZEN CARJACKING NEAR CAMPUS. POLICE SAY THIS INCIDENT COULD BE JUST A TIP OF THE ICEBERG ON CRIMINAL ACTIVITY IN THAT AREA. “EYEWITNESS NEWS” REPORT ARE DAN KOOB IS LIVE IN WEST PHILADELPHIA WITH THE VERY LATEST ON THIS ONGOING INVESTIGATION, DAN. REPORTER: THAT IS RIGHT, NATASHA. THIS CARJACKING HAS COMMUNITY AND SCHOOL ON EDGE, WHILE PHILADELPHIA POLICE DEPARTMENT IS LEFT TO WONDER WHETHER OR NOT THIS WAS PART OF THE SOMETHING BIGGER. I DON’T KNOW. REPORTER: JAMES PATERSON WAS SITTING IN THE FAMILY ROOM WHEN HE HEARD BANGING ON HIS WINDOW FROM A ST. JOSEPH’S UNIVERSITY STUDENT. HE INDICATED THAT HE WAS CARJACKED OR ROBBED. REPORTER: PATERSON CALLED POLICE AND TRIED TO CALM THE MAN DOWN. JUST THAT HE WAS CARJACK BY GUNPOINT THREE DRUNK MEN CARJACKED HIM AND HE WAS JUST, HE WAS DISTRAUGHT, NO TEARS BUT JUST REALLY DISTRAUGHT. REPORTER: ACCORDING TO POLICE CARJACKING OCCURRED 8:40 P.M. WEDNESDAY NIGHT. MAN APPROACHED STUDENT AND HELD HIM AT GUNPOINT ASKING FOR HIS WALLET, PHONE, KEYS BEFORE DRIVING TO FIFTH SECOND AND DREXEL ROAD WHERE HE ESCAPE. THIS IS ANES LACING OF SIMILAR CRIMES IN THE AREA, OVER THE SPAN OF SEVERAL WEEKS. SO WE SEEM TO BE LOOKING AT A PATTERN HERE, AND SO AGAIN THAT IS SOMETHING THAT THE DETECTIVE WILL TO HAVE WORK OUT TO SEE IF THESE INCIDENTS ARE CONNECT, WHETHER YOU HAVE ONE INDIVIDUAL, TWO INDIVIDUALS OR IF THERE IS SOME SORT OF RING THAT IS HAPPENING. REPORTER: MICHAEL REID IS PRESIDENT OF THE WYNFIELD RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION. HE HOPES ANYONE FRIGHTENED BY THE INCIDENTS STAY VIGILANT AND SMART. AS TOWN WATCH WE ARE EYES AND EARS OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. DON’T BE ACTIVE TO TRY TO STOP A CRIME BUT BE PRO ACTIVE. IT IS DIFFICULTIES A INTEREST ING. I LIVE ON THE BLOCK WITH ONLY SIX HOUSES, FOUR OF US ARE RETIRED. SO WE ARE ALL RETIRED. WE ARE COMMON BOND AND LOOKING OUT FOR EACH OTHER AND THAT PARTIES DISAPPOINTING. REPORTER: POLICE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR THE SUSPECTS, OR SUSPECTS TONIGHT, AS WELL AS THE WEAPON INVOLVED IN THAT CARJACKING.

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