San Francisco police arrested a 16-year-old woman connected with an attempted carjacking of a 75-year-old woman’s vehicle parked in a Safeway parking lot on 7th Avenue in the city’s Richmond District before being stopped by another resident.
Authorities said the victim was walking back to her red Lexus when three unidentified women suddenly attacked her, stole her keys, and drove off with her car. Fortunately, a man walking out of the shopping store witnessed the incident and jumped onto the back of the car, breaking the rear window and scaring off the attackers.
Police officers were able to identify a suspect for the crime thanks to the support of witness accounts. The Antioch Police Department notified the San Francisco Police Department on March 12 that they found a suspect for the attempted carjacking and had three of the passengers in custody.
Authorities revealed one of the suspects was a 16-year-old girl from San Leandro. She was identified as one of the suspects in the attempted carjacking of the senior woman’s vehicle. Police booked her into the city’s Juvenile Justice Center for felony charges of carjacking, robbery, aggravated assault, elder abuse, and conspiracy.
Police are still investigating the incident and looking into the involvement of the other three suspects. The good samaritan man and the victim are recovering from their injuries, ABC7 News reported.