Carjacking http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/32731/all en Carjacking by suspected ex-LAPD gunman was 'surreal,' says victim http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/carjacking-suspected-ex-lapd-gunman-was-surreal-says-victim <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Brandon Lowrey</p> <p>ANGELUS OAKS, Calif., Feb 13 (Reuters) - Rick Heltebrake was driving his pickup truck through a remote campground in the mountains east of Los Angeles on Tuesday, with his dog at his side, when a man emerged from a roadside snowbank and aimed an assault-style rifle at him.</p> <p>Heltebrake, 61, pulled over and immediately recognized the hulking, armed man as the fugitive ex-cop wanted in a killing spree, Christopher Dorner, whose face had been plastered on billboards, newspapers and televisions for nearly a week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/carjacking-suspected-ex-lapd-gunman-was-surreal-says-victim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Car theft Carjacking Rick Heltebrake Violence Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 22:45:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755114 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Carjacking by suspected ex-LAPD gunman called 'surreal' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-1-carjacking-by-suspected-ex-lapd-gunman-called-surreal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds quote from victim in final paragraph)</p> <p>By Brandon Lowrey</p> <p>ANGELUS OAKS, Calif., Feb 13 (Reuters) - Rick Heltebrake was driving his pickup truck through a remote campground in the mountains east of Los Angeles on Tuesday, with his dog at his side, when a man emerged from a roadside snowbank and aimed an assault-style rifle at him.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-1-carjacking-by-suspected-ex-lapd-gunman-called-surreal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Car theft Carjacking Rick Heltebrake Violence Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 00:00:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755168 at http://www.globalpost.com At least four dead in California shooting spree http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/at-least-four-dead-california-shooting-spree <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A gunman killed three people in California Tuesday, including at least one execution-style, in a series of carjackings before taking his own life, police said.</p> <p>At least two other people were injured as the gunman fired randomly on other vehicles while driving a stolen car on the freeway, before he shot and killed himself in the city of Orange, south of Los Angeles.</p> <p>The first killing appeared to be a woman found dead in her home in Ladera Ranch, after neighbors reported hearing gunfire in the early hours. The suspect, a man in his 20s, then fled in an SUV.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/at-least-four-dead-california-shooting-spree" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Car theft Carjacking Violence AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 19:30:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5760366 at http://www.globalpost.com At least four dead in California shooting spree http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/at-least-four-dead-california-shooting-spree-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A gunman killed three people in California on Tuesday, including at least one execution-style, in a series of shootings and carjackings before taking his own life, police said.</p> <p>At least two other people were injured as the gunman fired randomly on other vehicles on a freeway, before he shot and killed himself near the city of Orange, south of Los Angeles.</p> <p>The suspect was identified as 20-year-old Ali Syed, who was unemployed, had no criminal record, and was living at home with his parents and taking a class at a local college.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/at-least-four-dead-california-shooting-spree-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Car theft Carjacking Violence AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 03:00:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5760669 at http://www.globalpost.com Four men plead not guilty to murder in N.J. mall carjacking http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140108/four-men-plead-not-guilty-murder-nj-mall-carjacking <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By David Jones</p> <p>NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) - Four men pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to murder and other charges in a fatal carjacking at an upscale New Jersey mall, where a lawyer was slain in front of his wife after holiday shopping.</p> <p>Prosecutors said two of the men attacked Dustin Friedland, 30, a Hoboken lawyer, on December 15 as he and his wife were loading gifts into their luxury SUV in the parking lot of the Mall at Short Hills in Millburn, New Jersey, about 21 miles west of New York City.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140108/four-men-plead-not-guilty-murder-nj-mall-carjacking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Car theft Carjacking Geography of New Jersey Thomson Reuters Wed, 08 Jan 2014 19:48:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6038250 at http://www.globalpost.com Carjacking ring that resold vehicles in West Africa busted in New Jersey http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140227/carjacking-ring-resold-vehicles-west-africa-busted-new-jersey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By David Jones</p> <p>TOTOWA, NJ (Reuters) - A group of 32 men was charged on Thursday with running an international carjacking ring that stole luxury vehicles in New York and New Jersey and shipped them to West Africa for resale, state authorities said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140227/carjacking-ring-resold-vehicles-west-africa-busted-new-jersey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Car theft Carjacking New Jersey Violence Thomson Reuters Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:32:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6082828 at http://www.globalpost.com Carjacking ring that resold vehicles in West Africa busted in New Jersey http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140227/carjacking-ring-resold-vehicles-west-africa-busted-new-jersey-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By David Jones</p> <p>TOTOWA, NJ (Reuters) - A group of 32 men was charged on Thursday with running an international carjacking ring that stole luxury vehicles in New York and New Jersey and shipped them to West Africa for resale, state authorities said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140227/carjacking-ring-resold-vehicles-west-africa-busted-new-jersey-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Car theft Carjacking New Jersey Violence Thomson Reuters Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:32:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6082829 at http://www.globalpost.com Woman gets 21 years in prison for leading NJ, NY carjacking ring http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140315/woman-gets-21-years-prison-leading-nj-ny-carjacking-ring <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By David Jones</p> <p>NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) - A New York woman was sentenced on Friday to more than 21 years in prison for leading a carjacking ring that stole luxury cars valued at more than $2.5 million to sell in West Africa, according to federal prosecutors.</p> <p>In U.S. District Court in Camden, New Jersey, Judge Robert Kugler sentenced Hope "The Lady" Kantete, 44, to 262 months, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140315/woman-gets-21-years-prison-leading-nj-ny-carjacking-ring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Car classifications Car theft Carjacking Thomson Reuters Sat, 15 Mar 2014 13:35:09 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6096259 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Carjack City': Detroit gas stations and police take steps to guard against armed auto thefts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140523/carjack-city-detroit-gas-stations-and-police-take-steps-guar <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DETROIT - When they pull up to a gas station these days, Detroit drivers are looking beyond the price per gallon at a far more threatening concern: carjackers.</p> <p>The armed auto thieves have become so common here that parts of the bankrupt metropolis are referred to as "Carjack City," and many motorists fear getting out of their vehicles even for a few moments to fill a tank.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140523/carjack-city-detroit-gas-stations-and-police-take-steps-guar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Car theft Carjacking Geography of Michigan Labor Law War The Canadian Press Fri, 23 May 2014 06:37:35 +0000 The Canadian Press 6154991 at http://www.globalpost.com Little boy dragged to death outside hijacked car in S.Africa http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140721/little-boy-dragged-death-outside-hijacked-car-safrica <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A four-year-old boy trapped by his seatbelt was dragged to his death behind a hijacked car in South Africa, leaving his traumatised mother screaming at the side of the road, police and media said Monday.</p> <p>"Mommy help me," were the last words Chantel Morris heard from her panicked son Taegrin as he struggled to free himself before the car sped off with him hanging helplessly out of the door, Independent group newspapers reported.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140721/little-boy-dragged-death-outside-hijacked-car-safrica" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carjacking AFP Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:29:12 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6210541 at http://www.globalpost.com Three children killed, three adults hurt in Philadelphia carjacking http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140726/three-children-killed-three-adults-hurt-philadelphia-carjacking <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Daniel Kelley</p> <p>PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Three children were killed and three adults, including their mother, injured on Friday when a carjacked SUV swerved out of control in Philadelphia, striking a sidewalk church fundraiser, police said.</p> <p>The crash occurred at about 11:15 a.m. after two men used a gun to force a 45-year-old woman driving a white SUV into the back seat and made off with the car, Philadelphia Police Captain James Clark told a news conference. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140726/three-children-killed-three-adults-hurt-philadelphia-carjacking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Car theft Carjacking Film Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jul 2014 04:31:57 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6215694 at http://www.globalpost.com Mother of three kids killed in Philadelphia carjacking dies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140808/mother-three-kids-killed-philadelphia-carjacking-dies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Daniel Kelley</p> <p>PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The mother of three Philadelphia children killed when a carjacked SUV slammed into their sidewalk fruit stand last month has also died, hospital officials said on Friday.</p> <p>Keisha Williams, 34, died on Thursday night at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia from injuries she suffered from the crash on July 25.</p> <p>Police said carjackers lost control of the vehicle and careened into the Williams' family as they were raising money for their church.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140808/mother-three-kids-killed-philadelphia-carjacking-dies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Car theft Carjacking Disaster Social Issues Violence Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Aug 2014 16:19:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6226817 at http://www.globalpost.com 2 dead, 3 injured in Georgia state shooting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140812/2-dead-3-injured-georgia-state-shooting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- Two people were killed and three others injured in a shooting and carjacking Tuesday afternoon in the U.S. State of Georgia, local authorities confirmed.</p> <p>According to Bartow County Sheriff Clark Millsap, a man, whose name was not released, shot multiple victims at a house, and then drove his truck several miles away and crashed into another house, where he again fired shots, striking a man inside.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140812/2-dead-3-injured-georgia-state-shooting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carjacking Xinhua News Agency Wed, 13 Aug 2014 02:02:29 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6230035 at http://www.globalpost.com