PHILADELPHIA, P.A. (NORTHEAST PHILLY)
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Philadelphia Police say they have arrested 19-year old Ariana Mojica, and a 17-year old male, in connection with a carjacking and abduction in the Parking lot outside of Philadelphia Mills Mall on Thursday morning. A report from the NORTHEAST TIMES, said the incident began at around 10:20 a.m. when the victim entered her vehicle and had her passenger door opened by a 17-year old suspect.
The teenage suspect pointed a gun at the victim and told her to “Give me everything you got.” The victim immediately handed over her belongings, which included her phone, wallet, and an undisclosed amount of cash. The teen then ordered the victim to sit in the passenger seat, as he climbed into the driver’s seat. The 17-year old then allegedly told his accomplice (Mojica) to follow behind in their car.
The victim was driven to the 7900 block of Roosevelt Boulevard. The 17-year old asked for the victim’s P.I.N number, before withdrawing an undisclosed amount of cash from an ATM. After the pair had their cash, Molina walked up to the car and told the victim “if you call the police, we will come to your house and hurt you”, according to the police report.
The victim was reportedly driven to an area nearby and let out of the car. The victim told police she saw both cars as they made a turn on Lexington Avenue. That little piece of information may have been enough to help police to track both suspect’s location. The suspects were arrested at a store inside of the Roosevelt Mall.
Both suspects were positively identified by the victim. Police quickly found out that the two teens were already suspected in at least three more gunpoint jackings/attempted jackings.
An attempted gunpoint carjacking on the 1900 block of Lansing Street. An attempted gunpoint robbery on the 800 block of Arnold Street, and a gunpoint carjacking and abduction on the 1400 block of Franklin Mills Circle.