PITTSBURGH, PA (August 8, 2018) — Pittsburgh Police officers arrested several juveniles on carjacking charges — thanks in large part to help from the public — including one male teen suspected of a carjacking spree.
Around 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7, Zone 4 units responded to a report of a male who had been carjacked in the 7300 block of Reynolds Street. The 66-year-old victim was assaulted and physically removed from his 2015 blue Subaru Forrester by three male teens.
The victim’s car was last seen heading into Homewood. While searching for the car, officers asked construction/road crews in the area to keep an eye out for the vehicle.
At 4:52 p.m., officers patrolling Homewood were flagged down by a construction worker who saw the blue Forrester moments before. Officers caught-up to the vehicle. A female and four males fled from the vehicle on Monticello Street near Brushton Avenue. All five juveniles were located and arrested.
The driver was identified as a 14-year-old male who was also arrested on charges he carjacked a vehicle from a 75-year-old male on the 500 block S. Murtland Avenue on Monday. In addition, the 14-year-old is charged in the carjacking of a vehicle from a 70-year-old female on Monday in the parking garage at Bakery Square.
High-quality images taken at Bakery Square show the 14-year-old. Police found the shirt the teen was wearing during the Bakery Square carjacking inside the blue Forrester.
An alert citizen in Frick Park photographed the teen and others moments before they carjacked the blue Forrester. The teen was wearing the same shirt in those photos as he was during the carjacking in Bakery Square.
The 14-year-old is in Shuman Juvenile Detention Center.
These arrests were the result of excellent teamwork by Zones 4 and 5, K-9, and citizens.