‘Deceptive’ tactic linked to 4 Portland carjackings – Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon 2021-10-16 20:37:43 –

Two cars were recovered and no one was hurt or threatened

A patrol vehicle of the Portland Police Department against the backdrop of downtown Portland. (PPB)

KOIN, Oregon — Police said Saturday that at least four cars in Portland were carjacked this week by a deceptive teenager tricking drivers into getting out of the car.

The trick works as follows: Young people in their 2s and 4s run up to the car and shout or hit it if something is wrong with the car. When the driver goes to check, the teenager jumps in and gets out of the car. So far, police said the target driver was a single woman between the ages of 29 and 75.

Two of the carjackings occurred on Tuesday and the other on Thursday. Each occurred in a relatively short period of time. Tuesdays are 3 pm and 5:45 pm, and Thursdays are 4:32 pm and 4:52 pm.

The cars photographed were Ford Fusion, Kia Sorento, and two Subaru Outbacks. Two cars have been recovered. No one was injured or threatened, police said.

Investigators are trying to see if other carjacks fit this pattern. Authorities suggest driving a car if possible if this tactic happens to you.

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