Detroit police arrest 5 in 2 carjackings
Detroit — Five carjacking suspects were arrested Sunday after police tracked down two vehicles stolen during separate incidents on the city's west side.
Three men, two aged 18 and one aged 24; and two women, 19 and 17, were taken into custody around 1 p.m. on the 14100 block of Greenfield, police said. They are expected to be charged and arraigned by Tuesday.
The group is accused of carjacking a 19-year-old woman at gunpoint around 4:20 a.m. Sunday on the 12000 block of Northlawn, police said. The victim was driving a white 2010 Chevy Malibu.
About 10 miles away, the group allegedly carjacked a 31-year-old male at gunpoint around 8:20 a.m. on the 19200 block of Riverview. The victim reported the suspects stole $300 from him, then fired three shots at him while fleeing in his gray 2006 Ford Fusion and another vehicle.
Investigators determined the victims' stories were similar and the other car seen by the second victim most likely was the first victim's Chevy Malibu, police said.
Members of the Detroit Police Commercial Auto Theft Section began canvassing the area and located both vehicles around 12:30 p.m., southbound on Wyoming at Lyndon. Officials began mobile surveillance in an attempt to apprehend the suspects when they stopped, in order to avoid a police chase.
The vehicles ultimately were spotted on Greenfield and the suspects were taken into custody without incident, police said.