By Missy Wilkinson | NOLA.com | June 14, 2022
A man sitting in his pickup truck in Mid-City was yanked from the vehicle by a carjacker Monday afternoon, New Orleans police said.
Police responded to the carjacking at the intersection of South Murat and Banks streets at around 5:14 p.m. They said that after the carjacker pulled the victim from his gray 2019 Dodge Ram pickup truck with Texas license plate RRG7708, he fled in the vehicle.
There have been 141 carjackings so far this year, according to the Metropolitan Crime Commission. At this time last year, there had been 134 carjackings, and in 2020 at this time, there had been 63 carjackings.
No other information was immediately available.