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Arrests made in Philadelphia Mills carjacking

Police have arrested two suspects in a Thursday carjacking outside Philadelphia Mills mall.

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At about 10:20 a.m., the victim was getting into her car when a 17-year-old male entered from the passenger side and said, “Give me everything you got,” while pointing a gun at her.

The victim handed the teenager her wallet, phone and an undisclosed amount of money. He told her to get in the passenger seat while he got in the driver’s seat, then instructed a 19-year-old woman to follow them in another vehicle.

The victim was eventually driven to the 7900 block of Roosevelt Blvd. The male suspect asked the victim for her debit card PIN for the ATM and withdrew an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police said the woman suspect entered the victim’s vehicle, pointed a knife at her and said, “If you call the police, we will come to your house to hurt you.” The victim was let out of one of the vehicles a short distance later and observed both vehicles turn onto Lexington Avenue.

Police were able to track the suspects to a store located within the Roosevelt Mall. Both suspects were positively identified as the individuals who committed the carjacking, robbery and abduction.

The female suspect has been identified as Ariana Mojica.

Three other victims were contacted and positively identified both suspects in their incidents.

Those incidents were an attempted gunpoint carjacking on the 1900 block of Lansing St.; an attempted gunpoint robbery on the 800 block of Arnold St.; and a gunpoint carjacking and abduction on the 1400 block of Franklin Mills Circle.

Police also recovered a black Nissan Altima that was stolen from the Wawa at 9377 Krewstown Road. ••

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