Carjacker Steals Car at Gunpoint, Crashes Blocks Away

An armed carjacker forced a driver from a car at gunpoint, stealing the vehicle only to crash it a few blocks away.

The gunman approached the driver near 52nd Street and Woodland Avenue in the city's Kingsessing neighborhood around 3 a.m., police said.

The suspect took off in the black sedan, but didn't get far. The carjacker slammed into a parked car near 53rd Street and Saybrook Avenue -- less than two blocks from where he stole the vehicle, officials said.

The assailant ran from the accident scene and remains on the loose, authorities said.

Anyone with information on the suspect or the crime is urged to contact Philadelphia Police.

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