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NYC carjackers steal BMW at gunpoint, crash into accomplices whereas making an attempt to flee cops


A carjacking crew stole a BMW at gunpoint in Queens early Tuesday — after which crashed right into a Mercedes with their accomplices inside whereas making an attempt to make a getaway, authorities mentioned. 

Five males held up a 39-year-old man and stole his BMW X5 and cellphone round 1:30 a.m. at 164th Street and Chapin Parkway in Jamaica Hills, cops mentioned. 

Some of the suspects obtained into the BMW, whereas others hopped right into a Mercedes-Benz to flee, authorities mentioned.

When cops tried to cease the crew, the drivers of every automobile tried to get away — however crashed into one another, police mentioned. 

It’s unclear how many individuals had been inside every car. 

Three of the suspects had been arrested with expenses pending. 

Two of them had been taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and the opposite to NewYork Presbyterian-Queens, all with minor accidents, authorities mentioned. 

The drivers of each the BMW and the SUV tried to flee from police, however ended up crashing into one another.

Police take a suspect into custody at the scene of a two vehicle accident

Cops cuffed three of the carjacking suspects after the crash, however two obtained away.

The two different suspects obtained away on foot and weren’t caught till later within the morning. 

The gun was not recovered. 

The incident is the most recent in a collection of current carjackings citywide. 

Police take a suspect into custody at the scene of a two vehicle accident.
Police maintain one of many suspects on the bottom as they cuff him.

Police take a suspect into custody at the scene of a two vehicle accident.
One of the three arrested suspects is proven with scratches on his face.

Last week, a person crashed his Mercedes right into a metropolis bus within the Bronx whereas making an attempt to dodge an assailant, then carjacked a man placing a child in a Honda, solely to smash that car right into a bicycle owner after which a tree, cops mentioned. 

That chaotic ordeal got here hours after one other wild scene when a teenage duo carjacked a person of his 2022 BMW at gunpoint in Midtown — threatening, “I’m going to blow your brains out. I’m going to kill you” — earlier than taking it on a joyride uptown and putting three cop automobiles on their tail, cops and police sources mentioned. 

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