Philadelphia Criminals Target Catholic Priest In Recent Carjacking

Philadelphia carjackings have surpassed 1,000 for 2022 for the first time
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 05: A police officer keeps watch near the scene of the fatal fire in the Fairmount neighborhood on January 5, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A fire killed 13 people, including seven children, in a Philadelphia rowhouse on Wednesday morning, officials said. (Photo by Hannah Beier/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Over the weekend, four suspects approached a 64-year-old Catholic priest as he was taking a wheelchair out of his trunk for a passenger in his car.
  • One of the suspects drew a gun and threw the passenger out of the car before the criminals jumped in the car and sped away.
  • The priest and the passenger were fortunately unharmed.
  • More than 1,000 carjackings have been reported in Philadelphia in 2022, surpassing the previous record set in 2021.

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