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November 10, 2014 at 3:58 PM

Woman injured trying to stop North Seattle carjacking

Update at 4:42 p.m.: Witnesses told officers that the suspect struck the woman with her own car, according to the police department. She was taken to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect has been taken into custody, police said. Original post: A woman whose car was stolen in North Seattle Monday was hospitalized after she jumped on…

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October 1, 2014 at 11:50 AM

3 teens arrested in L.A. may be tied to Capitol Hill carjacking

Three teens arrested in a stolen car in Los Angeles on Tuesday night may be connected to a recent carjacking on Capitol Hill, Seattle police say. Los Angeles police contacted the SPD’s robbery unit Wednesday morning to alert them to the arrest of the three teens in southeast Los Angeles. The teens were in a…

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September 25, 2014 at 4:14 PM

Police: 5 recent armed robberies in Seattle may be related

Seattle police are investigating whether a series of armed robberies, including two carjackings, may have been committed by the same people. According to an SPD media release, the first robbery occurred Tuesday night when three young men stole a man’s car at gunpoint in the 1400 block of South Main Street in the Central District. Police believe some of…

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September 1, 2014 at 7:41 PM

Two crashes involving police cars in West Seattle

Two police cars were wrecked Monday in unrelated crashes — both in West Seattle, both causing minor injuries. The first collision happened at 5:45 p.m., sending an 11-year-old girl to the hospital. The two-car crash involved a police car as an officer responded to a carjacking in South Park, as the vehicle was driven uphill into…

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August 6, 2014 at 11:31 AM

3 teens arrested after car stolen at gunpoint in Roosevelt area

Seattle police arrested three juveniles this morning after they allegedly stole a car at gunpoint. Police said a man was parking his car in the Roosevelt area around 11 p.m. Tuesday when one of the three teenage boys pointed a gun at the man and demanded his car keys and  cellphone. They then drove off in…

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July 15, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Man suspected of Everett carjacking arrested in Seattle

Update at 3:19 p.m.: The Washington State Patrol says Westmoreland is in custody at Havorview Medical Center in Seattle, likely with injuries suffered in Monday’s crash. Troopers will guard him until he healthy enough to be booked into the Snohomish Coutny Jail Original post: Seattle police have arrested a man suspected of crashing a stolen motorcycle before carjacking a…

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July 14, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Motorcyclist crashes on I-5 in Everett, carjacks vehicle

State troopers are looking for a motorcyclist who allegedly carjacked a Miata after crashing on Interstate 5 in Everett. The State Patrol said William J. Westmoreland, 38, of Stanwood, was speeding south on I-5 around 3 p.m. Monday when he rear-ended a car south of 112th Street Southeast and was ejected off a Honda motorcycle. Troopers said…

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April 25, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Police release sketch of Kirkland carjacker

Police have released this sketch of a man who carjacked a woman’s car at gunpoint from a Kirkland hospital on Monday night. At about 10:30 p.m., the victim was using her phone in her car in the parking lot of EvergreenHealth when the man approached and banged on her window to get her attention. The man…

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March 10, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Victim injured trying to prevent Seattle carjacking

A man was injured this morning when he jumped on the hood of his car in a failed attempt to prevent two men from carjacking the vehicle, Seattle police said. The victim held onto the hood for a couple of blocks until one carjacker slammed on the brakes, sending the victim flying to the pavement, police…

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