• Two separate carjackings in Pittsburgh neighborhoods

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    PITTSBURGH - Two women's cars were stolen in two separate carjacking incidents overnight.

    One person was taken into custody early Monday morning in Pittsburgh after police stopped a car that was stolen during a carjacking Sunday night, authorities said.

    The carjacking was reported about 10:30 p.m. Sunday at Stayton and Rancheria streets in the city’s Marshall-Shadeland neighborhood.

    Authorities said the victim was stopped at a stop sign when two young men threatened her with a gun and made her get out of the car.


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    Port Authority police spotted the stolen car about 12:30 a.m. Monday in downtown Pittsburgh, officials said. They stopped the car at Arlington and East Warrington avenues in the city’s Allentown neighborhood.

    Taylor Wyley-Jones, the woman driving the car, was taken into custody when the vehicle was stopped, police said. She claimed that friends had given her the car a short time before and she did not know it was stolen.

    Police told Channel 11 that another woman was car jacked overnight. This incident happened as she turned from California Avenue onto Bonaventure Way in Brighton Heights. 
     
    Just like in the first case, two young men approached her car, a third came up with a gun, made her get out and then left, police said. 
     
    Police have not found her car yet.


     

     

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