Philadelphia carjacker with flair for dramatic roof jumps aims gun at owner standing at gas pump; 3 other gunmen help chase the victim into the store

monitoring Video The film, released Wednesday by Philadelphia police, shows a quartet of armed carjackers attacking a victim at a Sunoco gas station on Block 5900 of Wissahickon Avenue in the city’s Germantown neighborhood around 10 p.m. Sunday.

At least one of the crooks had a flair for drama, jumping out of a white van parked in front of the target car — a red 2022 Chrysler 300 — jumping onto the roof of the car and pointing a gun at the car’s owner, who was about to appear be to start pumping gas.


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Three other crooks armed with rifles and handguns also emerged from the van and all four gunmen chased the victim, who ran into the gas station store.

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It is not clear if the gunmen took anything from the victim; The police said nothing other than that his car was stolen.

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The video then shows the four gunmen retreating from the store before cutting to a clip of three of them running back to the van while what is believed to be the fourth gunman drives away in the car.

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Police said they are trying to identify the four black male suspects, who were wearing dark masks and dark hoodies. Police added that the red Chrysler 300 was seen carjacking southbound on Wissahickon Avenue, while the white van was seen northbound on the same street.

Here is the surveillance video:


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“Like out of a movie”

“It looks like something out of a movie because this guy jumped on the car,” said Antonius Mikuriya, who filled up at the gas station on Monday WPVI TV. “It’s very surreal.”

Laura Ward, who lives nearby and also stopped at the service station on Monday, asked the service station: “How do you prepare for something like this? That will not do.”

WPVI added that police are investigating whether the four gunmen knew the owner of the stolen vehicle and were specifically targeting him or his car.

No one was injured in the carjacking, the broadcaster said.

Philly carjackings have doubled since last year

The station said there have been more than 1,000 car thefts in Philadelphia so far in 2022 – twice as many as last year.

“It’s one of the worst crises we’re facing right now,” District Attorney Larry Krasner said during a news conference Monday, WPVI said.

TheBlaze has reported extensively on the city’s carjacking epidemic:

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Laura Coffey

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