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Is Carjacking a Felony?

Is Carjacking a Felony?

Carjacking is a serious crime in the state of Florida. Recent carjacking numbers have increased along with the new “bump and rob” type of robbery. Carjacking is a first degree felony and is defined as the forcible or violent taking of a motor vehicle from the owner with the intent of either permanently or temporarily depriving the owner of the said motor vehicle. While it is serious, it is unfortunately very common in South Florida. Carjacking in Riviera Beach According to an article in WPTV News, a Riviera Beach city police officer said he was forced to shoot at an armed man. Robert Robinson, 19, is accused of fleeing on foot, evading police vehicles, and carjacking. The scene actually started out as a routine traffic stop but ended as an… […]

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What to Do if You are Caught Carjacking

What to Do if You are Caught Carjacking

Happy 4th of July! Some people have not had such a good weekend so far. According to the Palm Beach Post, two men were carjacked and one was stuffed into the trunk late last night. Police are trying to figure out if this incident is part of the “bump and rob” trend that’s starting to become more commonplace in the West Palm Beach area lately. Grand Theft Auto According to the article, police are investigating an overnight carjacking that began in Palm Beach Gardens and ended in a crash near an ATM in West Palm Beach. Details are scant, but it appears that at 3:30 a.m. two men in a Hyundai Sonata in the area of Northlake Boulevard and Military Trail were approached by three men with guns, reports Palm… […]

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What is the New Hot Crime in Palm Beach County?

What is the New Hot Crime in Palm Beach County?

Palm Beach Post reported that local law enforcement is seeing an increasing amount of a new crime called the “bump and rob.” This new crime victimizes drivers usually late at night. Police are issuing warnings to Palm Beach County residents saying if you are driving on the road between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m. and another car bumps you from behind, do not get out of your car. The new crime From Palm Beach Gardens to Delray Beach, drivers are being robbed at gunpoint. The most recent incidents happened early Thursday. Around 3 a.m. in Delray Beach, a dark-colored Jeep brand SUV bumped another car traveling north on Military Trail near Atlantic Avenue. The victim reportedly got out of his car to check whether it was damaged. The… […]

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How 2 Bank Robbers Were Caught for Carjacking

How 2 Bank Robbers Were Caught for Carjacking

According to an article in WPTV News Channel 5, three suspects are being held at the Palm Beach County Jail faced with several charges in connection with a bank robbery and carjacking on Tuesday in West Palm Beach. Investigators are saying the bank robbery was an inside job. Assistant manager Barbara Hauck gave information and helped plan the heist with her boyfriend, Juan Mercado, and friend, Clifford Davis, the night before. Hauck informed the men that a large store had made a big deposit and there would be a lot of cash on hand the next day. The FBI says at 9:45 Tuesday morning two men drove a motorcycle inside the Chase Bank on South Dixie Highway. Police say once inside, they pushed a bank employee and stole cash. The… […]

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