Woman carjacked at gunpoint in quiet south side neighborhood

via Fox 6 Now

MILWAUKEE -- A driver was rear-ended, and police said that driver was then the victim of a carjacking. We've seen this type of crime before, but this time, it happened in an unusual location -- near South 20th and Bolivar Avenue.

On Wednesday evening, May 3rd, a 22-year-old woman was rear-ended and when she got out to check the damage, a suspect pointed a gun at her and stole her car.

Neighbors were surprised to learn something like this happened where they live.

"The neighborhood is wonderful. There's a lot of second-generation people," a neighbor said.

"It's kind of scary because we leave our house at that time," a neighbor said.

Police said around 10:00 p.m., the 22-year-old woman was driving her 2010 Nissan Altima near 20th and Bolivar -- when she was intentionally hit from behind. She then exited the car. One of the occupants inside the suspect vehicle got out too, and pointed a gun at her. The perpetrator then drove off with the victim's car, police said.

The suspect vehicle also left the scene.

Long-time neighbors said they are aware of this type of carjacking, sometimes referred to as a "bump-and-run" carjacking, but they said it's never happened so close to their doorsteps.

"I've never heard of it around here. I guess it's coming our way," a neighbor said.

Others said the biggest complaints they have is reckless speeding down their street. They said they find the carjacking concerning.


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