3 people arrested in South Side after carjacking in the Hill District

PITTSBURGH — Three people are in custody after a carjacking in the Hill District.

Police say they received reports of an armed carjacking at the intersection of Crawford Street and Centre Avenue at 8:05 p.m. on Saturday. The people who stole the vehicle fled the scene and the driver was unhurt.

Officers say they saw the stolen vehicle in South Side at around 8:35 p.m.

Multiple police cruisers were able to pull the vehicle on East Carson Street between 23rd and 24th Street.

There were three males inside the vehicle and they were all arrested without incident. Police say the victim was able to positively identify them.

On Sunday, police said they arrested Darius Balthrop, 18, and two juveniles.

Officers obtained a search warrant for the vehicle because they said they saw guns in plain view inside it. While carrying out that warrant, police found three handguns, an AR-style pistol, ammunition, magazines, marijuana, crack cocaine and multiple cell phones.

Police say Balthrop is facing several charges, including robbery of a motor vehicle, robbery and terroristic threats. The two juveniles were placed into the custody of juvenile probation.

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