NORTH PHILADELPHIA (FOX 29) - Two men have been taken into custody after police say armed carjacking resulted in a crash in North Philadelphia.
Police say a driver was parking his father’s in the area of 5th and York Streets around 3 a.m.
The driver handed over the keys, and both suspects got into the Ford Escape and drove off. According to police, the driver’s phone was left inside the car and police were able to track the phone to catch up with the suspects.
No escape for 2 carjackers who took Ford Escape at gunpoint from man. When he came home from work in North Philly overnight, he was held up&got right out leaving phone inside which police then used to track suv. It crashed into fence&field trying to elude police @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/acgNWx1O89— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) January 17, 2019
While trying to elude police, the suspects crashed through a fence at Lawrence and Dauphin Streets. Both suspects are now in custody.
No injuries were reported as a result of the carjacking or crash.