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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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
February 22, 2013 | By Darran Simon, Inquirer Staff Writer
Authorities were searching Thursday for a man suspected of committing two carjackings and two attempts in Camden and Collingswood within about 15 minutes Wednesday. Between 5:15 and 5:30 p.m., the man demanded that a nurse at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden hand over her car keys as she walked to a parking lot, according to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office and Camden and Collingswood police. The woman refused twice and continued walking toward a shuttle bus for hospital staff.
NEWS
February 14, 2013 | By Greg Risling and Tami Abdollah, Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - There was no question. The man standing before Rick Heltebrake on a rural mountain road was Christopher Dorner. Clad in camouflage from head to toe and wearing a bulletproof vest packed with ammunition, the most wanted man in America over the last week was just a few feet away, having emerged from a grove of trees holding a large, assault-style rifle. As teams of officers who had sought the fugitive ex-Los Angeles police officer since last week were closing in, Dorner pointed the gun at Heltebrake and ordered him to get out of his truck.
NEWS
February 3, 2013 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
The last three of the four Philadelphia men who carjacked and killed a Russian immigrant were sentenced Friday to state prison. The men kidnapped Lyudmila Burshteyn, 57, from Philadelphia on Sept. 2, 2009, pistol-whipped her, and shot her in a secluded field in Mansfield Township, Burlington County. Robby Willis, 29, received life plus 40 years, while Marcus White, 29, got life plus 10 years. A jury convicted the two last year of murder and other charges. Kareem Harrison, 22, who earlier pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter and then testified against the others, got 30 years.
NEWS
November 29, 2012
A Clementon man was charged Wednesday in two carjackings committed in the last two weeks in Camden County. George Meyers, 43, was arrested by Lindenwold police after he tried to hijack two vehicles at knifepoint early Wednesday, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said. He has been charged with kidnapping and carjacking. Further charges are expected. About 8:40 a.m. Nov. 14, Meyers, with a box cutter, approached a driver at a traffic light at Branch Avenue and Blackwood-Clementon Road in Pine Hill, authorities said.
NEWS
June 10, 2012 | By Mike Newall, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Police say a group of masked teenagers carjacked a woman Thursday night in the Cherry Hill Mall parking lot. Around 10:15 p.m., a 41-year-old woman from Cherry Hill, and a 36-year-old woman from Mount Royal, were walking to their cars after having dinner at Season 52, when four young men in masks and dark clothing approached, said Detective Sgt. Joseph Vitarelli. One of suspects pointed a handgun at the women, demanding their car keys, cell phones and purses, police said.
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