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Baltimore police warn motorists of armed carjackings after deliberate fender benders

Baltimore police warn motorists of armed carjackings after deliberate fender benders

Baltimore police are recommending motorists lock their doors and call 911 during minor fender benders in the city after a string of incidents in which bumps from behind turned into armed carjackings.

The incidents have occurred across the city, from the South Baltimore peninsula to the Johns Hopkins University's Homewood neighborhood in North Baltimore. Some motorists have been beaten after getting out of their vehicles to inspect potential damage to their cars, police said.

"It's been widespread. It hasn't been isolated to any particular area of the city or any particular time," said T.J. Smith, the Police Department's chief spokesman. "It's something that's...

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