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A class B felony (US) defined as the intentional or knowing taking of a motor vehicle from the possession of another by use of (1) a deadly weapon; or (2) force or intimidation
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But the carjackers were forced to flee before her screams alerted passers-by.
Last week carjackers Adam Mew and Gerrard Ward were jailed at Cardiff Crown Court for beating a terrified cleaner, bundling him into the boot of his car and driving off.
The RAC's campaigning arm, the RAC Foundation, said carjackers tended to target such items as mobile phones, expensive watches or laptop computers.
Another was crashed and abandoned while one was taken but recovered a short distance away after onlookers challenged the carjacker.
The carjackers again drove towards Jaipur, but hit a Maruti van at IFFCO Chowk.
The woman, whom the driver and owner of the car had only met that day, got back into the car and drove off with the carjackers, police said.
Worryingly, over the last year there have been incidents where carjackers have used weapons such as knives, baseball bats and even guns to threaten occupants of a car.
During the drama, one of the carjackers grabbed the woman round her neck and snatched her keys and mobile phone.
The armed carjackers jumped from the SUV and fled into the adjacent neighborhood with the deputies in hot pursuit, although facing gunfire, authorities said.
Unaware that they were targeting an armed security guard, the carjackers began pulling Lyttle out of the SUV.
Parents from affluent areas who drive their children to school in expensive cars are being warned to vary their route after an Erdington businessman and his daughter were targeted by carjackers.
He was bundled into the back seat, punched and kicked before being thrown out on to the pavement as the carjackers drove off in his prized car worth around pounds 25,000.