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.
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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.