Nun Beaten, Dragged Out of Car During Violent Carjacking

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    Monday morning, a carjacking took place in the Port Richmond neighborhood in Philadelphia where a nun was beat up and pushed from her car. (Published Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014)

    Police are on the hunt for a man who attacked and carjacked a nun in the Port Richmond section of the city.

    The incident took place on Monday around 11:15 a.m. outside the ShopRite on the 3700 block of Aramingo Avenue.

    Investigators say the 65-year-old woman was waiting in the passenger side of a Silver Chevy Four-Door vehicle that was still running as her friend was buying food inside the ShopRite.

    As she was waiting, police say an unidentified man went inside the vehicle and asked the nun, “Where do you wanna go?”

    Police say the nun began to yell and told the man to get out as she reached over to turn off the ignition. The suspect then began to punch her while threatening to kill her, according to investigators. He then grabbed her and pulled her out of the car as she screamed for help. Police say he then fled the scene inside the stolen Chevy.

    The victim suffered several cuts, bruises and a broken finger. She was treated at Episcopal Hospital where she was later released.

    Police have not yet released a description of the suspect. This story is developing. Stay with NBC10.com for updates.