Police: Three teens sought in Philadelphia armed carjacking of 80-year-old man

Authorities are searching for three teenagers accused of a broad daylight armed carjacking of an elderly man in Philadelphia's Fairmount neighborhood.

Investigators say the gunpoint carjacking happened Sept. 6 on the 800 block of North 26th Street just after 3 p.m. 

Three teenagers are being sought in connection to the armed carjacking of an 80-year-old man.

According to police, the teens approached an 80-year-old man who was parking his car and forced him out of the vehicle. 

The teens are accused of taking the victim's personal items before driving away in his car. 


The vehicle was found a short time later in North Philadelphia, according to police.

Fairmount residents say incidents of crime in the neighborhood are nothing new. But, the brazen midday carjacking of a senior citizen is new level of low.

"Just try to speak up. See something, say something. You know, it could be your mom, my mom, my sister, his sister," resident Tyrone Branson said.

"It's a city. There's always crime. There are inequities all over the place and you can expect, if people don't have, they get and that's when crime happens," nearby resident Andrew Bechtel added.

There have been a record 800 plus carjackings so far in 2022 in nearly every neighborhood in the city.

The Philadelphia Police Department shared video of the three suspects on Thursday and called attention to the distinct sweatshirts worn by each teenager.

Anyone with information on the suspect's whereabouts should call Philadelphia Police Central Detectives or call 911.