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November 5, 1993 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A man who allegedly led New Jersey police on a high-speed chase early Tuesday has been charged by Philadelphia police with the Oct. 20 carjacking of a woman in University City. During the carjacking, the 25-year-old Drexel Hill woman was sexually assaulted and then shot in the head by her attacker, who left her for dead in a vacant house in North Philadelphia. After her assailant escaped in her car, the woman left the house and had a passerby call police. She was briefly hospitalized.
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November 1, 2002 | By Sam Wood INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Police have named a Camden man as the suspect in at least one of two Sunday carjackings in Gloucester County. Joseph A. Simmons, 28, was identified after a Vineland detective recognized him in a surveillance photo circulated to area police departments. Simmons is wanted in the carjacking of Tonya Exler, 28, of Wenonah. Exler had finished shopping with her baby daughter Sunday afternoon at the ShopRite in West Deptford when a man opened the passenger-side door and jumped into the minivan she was driving.
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February 18, 1995 | By Frederick Cusick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Michael J. Murphy, 20, a Chester city man who injured two elderly women during a carjacking at a Chester County shopping center, was sentenced to 3 to 10 years in state prison yesterday. Chester County Court President Judge Thomas Gavin also sentenced Murphy to 10 years of probation. Murphy pleaded guilty last year to robbery and aggravated assault for injuring Marie J. Cleaves, 72, and her sister, Helen Jamison, while stealing their car July 2 at the New Garden Shopping Center, near Kennett Square.
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December 18, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Two suspects were arrested in Atlanta and will be charged with carjacking Hawks forward Shelden Williams at gunpoint. The men have been accused of five armed robberies near Atlanta and are being held at the Douglas County jail, police said yesterday. They are to be charged in Fulton County on Williams' carjacking but first must answer to the charges in Douglas County. The suspects were identified as Bernard Moss and Darius Mathis, each 18 with an Atlanta address. They appeared in court yesterday.
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December 21, 1996 | By Natalie Pompilio, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
An accused carjacker refused to go quietly Thursday. He drove away with the victim clinging to the car, got into an accident, fought with two police officers, and punched in a wall before his arrest, police said. Sheron L. Seddens, 20, of Blackwood, was charged with carjacking, automobile theft, two counts of aggravated assault on police officers, criminal mischief, driving while intoxicated, and numerous motor-vehicle violations. Police said the episode began about 9:30 p.m., when Seddens stole a car that was parked outside a convenience store on East Church Street.
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June 19, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
A man who carjacked two Indianapolis Colts players with a rifle in an Indianapolis shopping mall was arrested yesterday. Brian Varnado, 20, of Indianapolis, was treated at a hospital for unspecified injuries and then jailed on preliminary charges of carjacking and criminal recklessness, police Sgt. Eric Hench said. Varnado was held without bond pending a court hearing today. Defensive backs Nick Harper and Idrees Bashir said they were talking in the parking lot at Lafayette Square Mall on the city's west side about 9 p.m. on Monday when a man approached them with a semiautomatic rifle.
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April 30, 1996 | by Jim Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
The priest watched from a bench in the federal courtroom yesterday as one of his young, drug-addicted abductors was jailed for 30 years without chance of parole. The Rev. Mark Shinn, of St. Andrew's Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Philadelphia, had been carjacked, shot and left for dead last year. But Shinn, now fully recovered from a bullet wound to his back and shoulder, had only words of forgiveness for his three attackers, and a foreboding sense that society isn't doing enough to help guide troubled young people.
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February 2, 1998 | by Leon Taylor, Daily News Staff Writer
A woman who was sleeping in an idling Mercedes Benz outside a Northern Liberties diner early yesterday morning was rudely awakened by a car thief, police said. The woman, who lives in Collingswood, N.J., and the car were discovered in Sicklerville, N.J., about 9 a.m. yesterday. The woman, whose identity was being withheld by police, was tested to determine if she had been sexually assaulted during her captivity, police said. Cops would not be more specific. According to police, the woman felt ill and went to sleep in the rear seat while riding with Anthony Kirkland, also of Collingswood, and one of his friends.
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August 1, 1995 | By Terri Sanginiti, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A 46-year-old Cherry Hill man was carjacked last night in the Woodcrest section of the township, in the fourth reported carjacking in Cherry Hill in July. Authorities said the carjacking occurred shortly after 8 p.m. in the 1700 block of Country Club Drive, when the assailant put a gun to the victim's neck before escaping in the blue 1993 Lincoln Towncar. The vehicle, bearing the Delaware license plate JAMES3, belongs to a fleet leased by James Limousine Service in Cherry Hill.
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December 9, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cheltenham police are investigating an abduction, carjacking, and beating that left a Glenside man hospitalized Saturday and his five assailants and his car missing. The victim, whom authorities did not identify, arrived home in the 400 block of West Waverly Road shortly before 3 a.m. and was approached by five men who assaulted him and threw him into the backseat of his vehicle, Cheltenham police said. The assailants drove off with him in the car, a 2006 white Infiniti with Pennsylvania license plate HTZ-7098.
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September 22, 2013 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Radnor Township police are looking for two men in connection with a carjacking. The men, armed with handguns, stole a black Range Rover Sport from the Radnor Crossing Apartments at 284 Iven Ave. in Wayne about 8:25 p.m. Thursday, police said. The victim, a 17-year-old male who lives at the complex, told police one of the men put a gun to his head and demanded the keys, Radnor Detective Jim Santoliquito said. Police have a "high level of concern" because weapons were displayed, Lt. Christopher Flanagan said.
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April 24, 2013 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Radnor police were searching Tuesday for a man they say is a suspect in a carjacking that targeted a couple with an 8-month-old baby. Police say the couple were purchasing electronics at Micro Center at 550 E. Lancaster Ave. about 8 p.m. Monday. They were loading about $2,000 worth of purchases into their car when a man approached, asked if they needed help, and began loading packages into the car, police said. Initially, the couple thought he was an employee at Micro Center, police said.
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April 24, 2013 | By Sam Wood, PHILLY.COM
A West Philadelphia handyman who stole a Cadillac at gunpoint with a friend before leading police on a high-speed chase that ended in a crash and shootout on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, was sentenced today to over 14 years in federal prison. Leslie Mosby, 21, pleaded guilty in January to carjacking and using a firearm during a crime of violence. According to court documents, Mosby, then 18, was high on a cocktail of Xanax and Bacardi raspberry rum when he boarded a bus on Nov. 21, 2010, to visit the mother of his young son in West Philadelphia.
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April 2, 2013 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 80-year-old Bellmawr woman was getting into her car Sunday morning, having finished Easter breakfast at the Metro Diner on Route 130 in Brooklawn. It was around 10:40 a.m. and her family had just left when a man ran up, dragged her out of her car by an arm, and drove off. He was apparently fleeing after being recognized by employees at a nearby Rite Aid where he had shoplifted twice in two days, Brooklawn police said. The man had stolen merchandise around 6 p.m. Saturday from the drugstore directly adjacent to the diner, and returned early Sunday to do it again, Brooklawn officer John Gundle said.
NEWS
March 23, 2013
DOVER, Del. - Delaware state police have charged five teenagers in the carjacking and kidnapping of an 89-year-old Lincoln woman. Margaret E. Smith was locked in the trunk of her car for almost two days before being dumped at a cemetery east of Seaford, where she was found Wednesday morning wandering around the graves, police said. Police spotted Smith's car in Bridgeville later that day and took the five juveniles into custody. Investigators determined Smith's ordeal began after two girls approached her at a Milford convenience store and asked for a ride.
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March 16, 2013
A third Camden man has pleaded guilty in the fatal 2011 carjacking that began in the Taj Mahal casino parking garage in Atlantic City. Raheem Simmons, 19, pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of felony murder and accepted a plea arrangement that carries a sentence of 30 years in prison without the possibility of parole. Two codefendants previously pleaded guilty in the murder: Eric S. Darden, 21, last December; and Phillip L. Byrd, 21, who on Wednesday in Superior Court in Atlantic City admitted he was the gunman.
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