Carjacking robbery often occurs at the point where you enter or exit your parked vehicle.
- The carjacker is a young male 90% of the time.
- The carjacker is often under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- The carjacker is usually armed with a gun or a knife.
- Carjacker prefers a lone victim that’s not paying attention.
- Carjacker often waits nearby within 75 feet.
- Carjacker will approach the driver’s door as you enter.
- Carjacker will threaten or use force to get your vehicle.
Podcast Time Stamps:
[00:44] – Carjacking robbery scenario.
[01:34] – Carjacking robbery definition and origin of the name.
[02:24] – What can be done to prevent becoming a victim of carjacking.
[03:00] – Carjacking pattern of selecting vehicle and victim.
[04:15] – Carjacker will sometimes wait for the right victim.
[04:55] – Carjacker will be close by if you’re watching out for him.
[05:50] – Reverse engineer the carjacking robbery to prevent it.
[06:33] – Recommended carjacking preventive steps.
[08:30] – Variables in carjacking scenarios and responses.
- Carjacking robbery is one of the most frightening and dangerous crimes
- To a person, a family or a business traveler.
- Carjacking robbery is a crime against a person.
- By means of force, fear, violence, or intimidation.
- Carjacking robbery frequency gets buried in the statistics
- Auto-theft or strong-arm robbery or assault with a deadly weapon.
- Carjackers are desperate criminals that don’t care if they hurt you.
Carjacking Dangerous Point of Entry
- Carjacking incidents often occur at the driver’s door.
- Critical carjacking time is entering and exiting the driver’s door.
- Most carjacking victims say they never saw the robber approaching.
- Carjacker wants the vehicle key immediately for a quick getaway.
- Carjacking victims get trapped between the driver’s door and seat.
- A weapon is usually displayed along with a crude threat to use it.
- An excessive amount of force will attack any resistance.
- How you react in the first few seconds can be life-changing.
Carjacking Robbery Target
- The target of a carjacking robbery is usually the vehicle.
- Carjacker just needs transportation.
- Carjacker needs a vehicle for use in another crime.
- Sometimes the target of a carjacking is the occupant.
- The victim goes along with the vehicle.
- The secondary crime scene that is almost always worse.
More on Carjacking Robbery
- Visit CrimeDoctor.com for an article – Carjacking Facts
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