BALTIMORE — Baltimore Police have arrested and charged 14 suspects on their way to solving a string of 10 recent carjackings and auto thefts.
Twelve of the suspects have been charged as juveniles and have since been released from custody. The two others are adults.
Eight of the incidents happened in the city's Northwest District, while the Southeast and Southwest Districts reported one each.
Detectives delved deep into the cases in October, when they noticed similarities in the way many of the crimes were being carried out.
Investigators are still looking at several other cases, that could potentially be tied to the same suspects.
Public Safety Council Chairman Isaac “Yitzy” Schleifer thinks citizens need to know the status of such cases as they move through the court system.
“I have called on our state leaders to introduce legislation at the next session to create a database where victims, witnesses and communities effected by crime can track cases and see all information surrounding a particular case and any prior incidents by the same suspect with the exception of the juveniles name and contact information,” said Schleifer. “This will establish transparency and accountability for cases in the juvenile system.”
None of the suspects names have been released.
Anyone with information on a carjacking can call Citywide Robbery detectives at 410-366-6341 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.