Philadelphia police investigating series of Friday night carjackings

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Philadelphia police are trying to determine if a string of Friday night auto thefts are linked.

The first was at 10:25 p.m. on the 1800 block of American Street.

Then, just after midnight, another driver was ambushed by car in the 6600 block of Large Street.

And just 15 minutes later, a third driver was mugged at 5th Street and Olney Avenue.

Police say another carjacking was reported at around 12:30 am in the 7300 block of Crispin Street.

In each case, the victims describe two to four men either pretending to need help or blocking the driver before pointing a gun and stealing the vehicle.

No injuries were reported.

The police are still looking for the suspects.

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