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A Huge Violent Philadelphia Carjacking Ring Busted

Top ranking Philadelphia law enforcement officials and Mayor Jim Kenney made headlines Tuesday announcing the arrest of 28 year old Jonathan Abuku in a series of carjackings, murders and shootings linked to what appears to be an organized group that’s been terrorizing drivers across the city and nearby suburbs.

Foreign the suspected leader of a philadelphia carjacking ring has been arrested for two murders jonathan akubu suspected of leading a carjacking operation has also been charged with committing two shootings and may be connected to dozens of other incidents jason smith captain of the philadelphia police department’s homicide unit speaks during a news conference

Tuesday providing details about the arrest of jonathan akubu on homicide charges akubu is suspected of being part of a local carjacking operation jason smith captain of the philadelphia police department’s homicide unit speaks during a news conference tuesday providing details about the arrest of jonathan akubu on homicide charges akubu is suspected of being

Part of a local carjacking operation a 28 year old man who police say led a loosely organized carjacking ring has been charged with committing two murders and two shootings as part of a weeks-long crime rampage and investigators are probing whether his group is connected to dozens of other crimes jonathan akubu of drexel hill was arrested saturday in connection

With the fatal carjacking of a 60-year-old man killed february 6th in northeast philadelphia he is also charged with killing another man a 28-year-old car locksmith less than a week later in the city’s eastwick section detectives used ballistics and cell phone records to connect to kubu to at least five incidents in the last two months he was arrested at

An apartment in lansdowne where police found a stolen handgun and an ak-47 style rifle akubu is so far the only defendant charged in each case homicide captain jason smith said tuesday that investigators believe his carjacking operation targeted toyota suvs and involved at least three other people in their teens or early 20s who are at large detectives were

Reviewing as many as 40 cases for potential links law enforcement sources sid and were also investigating the possibility that some of the stolen vehicles that have not been recovered were shipped overseas officials declined to comment on that theory during a tuesday morning news conference but they cast the case as an important example of law enforcement working

Together to address the city’s gun violence crisis to all those who seek to sow chaos in our city said mayor jim kinney let today send a message that we simply cannot and will not tolerate these acts of violence akubu is being held without bail on a litany of charges including multiple counts of murder aggravated assault conspiracy robbery theft and illegally

Possessing firearms he did not have an attorney listed tuesday carjackings have risen sharply in the city with 203 reported through the first seven weeks of the year according to police statistics that’s nearly seven times as many as were reported by the same date in 2020 and more than in all of 2017. other cities including new york and chicago have also seen

Carjackings soar police have said they believe many incidents appear to be crimes of opportunity with cars recovered shortly after their stolen and likely used endurites or other crimes but in some instances authorities have said newer cars have been stolen and not recovered and investigators were looking into potential connections between the thefts of a handful

Of toyotas in northeast philadelphia in recent weeks commissioner danielle outlaw said tuesday that police have created a task force dedicated to investigating carjackings and are collaborating with state and federal authorities i refuse to accept that what’s happening here is okay she said police commissioner danielle outlaw spoke during a press conference at

The department headquarters on tuesday local and federal law enforcement officials announced the arrest of jonathan akubu suspected of being part of a local carjacking operation smith said investigators using ballistics have connected akubu to incidents dating to at least december 27th when a 25 year old was shot in the shoulder during a carjacking on greenway

Avenue in southwest philadelphia the man’s toyota rav4 and a handgun were stolen and the gun was later found in akubu’s apartment it’s the same one used in both murders with which he is charged police said akubu was charged with receiving stolen property in the greenway avenue case a week later several men tried to take a toyota highlander from a man on the 8400

Block of lions place in southwest philadelphia one of them shot the 42 year old driver in the league as he tried to flee akubu is charged with aggravated assault in connection with that incident he faces similar charges stemming from an incident a week later on february 4th on the 7600 block of elmwood avenue in eastwick a 45 year old woman parked her toyota

Rav4 and was approached by three men who tried to grab her bag when a man inside a nearby home opened the door police said the perpetrators shattered him then fled in the toyota two days later 60-year-old george barcella was fatally shot on the 2100 block of afton streak in ronhurst three men ambushed him and stole his 2022 toyota rav4 around 8 pm police said

Shooting him in the stomach priscilla a marine corps veteran and grandfather was headed to his mother’s home to use her printer police said attempts to reach relatives for comment tuesday were unsuccessful police found his vehicle in southwest philadelphia around 7 30 a.m on february 12th less than 12 hours later officers responding to a shooting on the 8100

Block of grover’s avenue found aya bessie did with three gunshot wounds to the head a witness told investigators the shooters fled in a white van ets later and three blocks away officers found a white van engulfed in flames investigators later learned it belonged to bessie smith said and they believe akubu sit at ablaze police sources said that akubu and besse

Knew each other cell phone records suggest the two men were in contact minutes before the killing according to court papers bessie’s older brother francis senko 32 said bessie ran his business as a car locksmith in southwest philadelphia printing or programming keys he said bessie was extremely conscientious and had gone to technical school to learn his craft

Family members have been speculating about reasons he may have been killed senko said perhaps an argument over a specific job but he did not believe bessie was a part of the alleged carjacking operation he’s not the kind of person to ever interact with that kind of activity senko said was fatally shot on february 12th in eastwick philadelphia police said they

Believed he was killed by members of a suspected carjacking ring courtesy francis senko senko said his brother’s wife and 11 year old son had recently moved to philadelphia from the native sierra leone and are devastated by his killing nobody deserved what happened to my younger brother senko said he has a son and now the sun is going to grow up without a

Father akubu has several past arrests records show including in chester county in 2020 for charges that included robbing a car but nearly all counts were dismissed in municipal court the records show it was not immediately clear why akubu pleaded guilty to a summary charge of harassment the records show years before that akubu pleaded guilty to committing a

2013 aggravated assault in southwest philadelphia according to charging documents he fired shots at someone in a car using a gun he was barred from possessing he was sentenced to 38 to 96 months in jail plus 17 years of probation court records show and in 2018 was sent back to jail for violating his probation in 2015 akubu filed a federal lawsuit against the

City saying that a prison guard beat him and bit him on the head while he was handcuffed an incident that was captured on surveillance video the city settled with the kubu for 99 999 which was paid in november 2015. philadelphia on course to set a record for carjackings this year with nearly 200 reported just since january 1st but this morning there may be a big

Break particularly in in one that was deadly a man who was shot and killed while visiting his mother in the northeast earlier this month later this morning city and federal officials are expected to announce uh their they’ve progress they’ve made in cracking down on this carjacking ring as well as some others here’s kyw city hall bureau chief pat lowe the mayor

Police commissioner district attorney u.s attorney fbi and atf are all expected at a news conference to announce that the person arrested on sunday in the homicide of a 60-year-old man who was carjacked while visiting his mother in the northeast is part of a larger operation that is also connected to another homicide in eastwick 10 days ago that’s good news to

Councilman kenyatta johnson whose district includes eastwick and has been plagued by the uptick in carjackings marcus this ones feel like there’s a sense of lawlessness when it comes to public safety around the issues of carjacking the bad guys just feel like they can just do whatever they want without being held accountable johnson had previously scheduled a

Virtual town hall with police commissioner danielle outlaw on the issue for this evening and he’s inviting anyone in the city to join the call details about how to dial in are on our website kyw newsradio.com

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