Victims in 2 Detroit carjackings robbed at gunpoint


DETROIT – The police are investigating two separate carjackings that took place one day apart in Detroit.

The first carjacking took place on Friday around 5:30 am in the Gratiot and Saratoga area.

Police say the 56-year-old male victim dropped a friend in the area when two men walked near his red Chrysler Town and Country in 2008.

The two men opened the victim’s car doors and forced him out. One of the carjackers hit the victim before getting into the vehicle with his accomplice.

The Carjackers drove south on Gratiot and then straight to Linhurst.

The first carjacker is described as black, 5 feet, 9 inches tall, and was dressed all in black with a ski mask. Police say the second carjacker is black, 5 feet, 7 inches tall, and has a ski mask on too.

The second carjacking took place at 3 p.m. Saturday after the victim, a 28-year-old man driving a Toyota Corolla, was stopped at a yield sign along Petoskey and Buena Vista.

At the stop sign he was approached by two men armed with a knife and a pistol. The two carjackers got into the vehicle and ordered the victim to drive to Robson’s 14,500 block in Detroit.

Police say the two threw the victim out of the vehicle when they made it into the area.

Officials describe the first carjacker as black, 6 feet, 1 inch tall, wearing a ski mask and armed with a pistol.

The second carjacker is described as being black of medium height and wearing a trench coat with black pants. He was armed with a knife.

Anyone with information about any of the incidents is asked to call the Detroit Police Department’s Commercial Auto Theft Unit at 313-596-2555.

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