The carjacking occurred about 1:40 p.m. on the 1600 block of Kramer Street NE, near Miner Elementary School and Rosedale Recreation Center. Police described the suspect only as a black male. Additional information on the crime, including on the weapon the thief used, was not immediately available, a police spokesman said.
Year over year, reported auto thefts are up in Police Service Area 507, which covers Rosedale. Through yesterday, 167 cars were reported stolen in the past year, compared to 142 cars the previous year — marking a 17 percent increase. Sixteen cars have been reported stolen in the area in the past 60 days, which is a 20 percent drop from the 20 reported stolen in the previous 60-day period, police statistics show.
The 1600 block of Kramer Street is where three developers are competing to build affordable housing — including a modernist architect who proposed building with repurposed shipping containers.
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