Teen arrested in carjackings that started as rear-endings on Memphis interstates

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A 17-year-old has been charged in connection with three carjackings that started as rear-endings on Memphis interstates.

The unidentified teen has been charged with four counts of aggravated robbery, as well as three counts of theft of property $10,000-$60,000 and theft of property $1,000 or less.

Police stress this is an ongoing investigation.

According to reports, all three happened either on I-240 and I-55 during the early morning hours when traffic is light.

In each case, the suspect bumps the victim’s vehicle then robs and carjacks them when they get out to look at the damage.

If this happens to you, police said it is lawful to drive to a safe, well-lit area like a police, fire or gas station and call law enforcement. It’s not necessary to get out of your car.

They recommended checking out the other vehicle involved in the accident in the rear view or side mirrors. If they look suspicious or make you uneasy, continue driving and motion for them to follow you.

If possible, you should also note the person’s description, their car make and model, and their license plate number.

Do NOT pull over unless there are people in the area.



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