String of carjackings have residents concerned for their safety

Published: Jul. 29, 2022 at 5:13 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - In the past week, nine carjackings have happened in Shreveport.

The Shreveport Police Department said at least two to three men are believed to be responsible for these crimes, and may be armed with AR pistols. According to reports from victims, the men rapidly approach their vehicles and demand they get out.

One resident, who wishes to remain anonymous for her safety, said she’s very concerned about what’s going on.

”It kind of is a scary feeling. You have to walk out your door and think, ‘oh my goodness, is my car alright?’”

Police say some of the vehicles have been used to help in other carjackings.

“Just like everybody else, I want to see conditions improve, but we can only expect so much,” the resident said.

So far, SPD has only made one arrest in the string of carjackings. They say they want to remind residents to stay vigilant and to always be aware of your surroundings.

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