MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Imagine driving up to a house only to be carjacked at gunpoint in the driveway. It happened to an 80-year-old Memphis grandmother Thursday night.
The carjacking activated a nearby ring camera capturing the terrifying experience in almost crystal clear detail.
The video shows three men with hoodies pulled over their faces run up to the 80-year-old victim’s SUV with guns in full view. She puts her SUV in park and quickly gets out as two of the carjackers jump in.
The third carjacker jumps in the nearby getaway car and they all drive off.
“This is out of control. It’s out of hand and it’s not safe for anybody,” said Dea Taylor, Neighbor.
I talked to the owner of the house. She did not wish to go on camera but she said that’s her grandma in the video.
This happened just after 10 p.m. Thursday night in the 6700 block of Dexter Grove Drive in Cordova. The grandmother just finished babysitting for her.
“For that to be a grandmother, I’m a grandmother and to see guns pulled on her. That’s inhumane. She’s helpless,” said Taylor.
Once the carjackers got in the vehicle. They put it in drive and raced out of the neighborhood. We’re told the suspects pulled up to Circle K at I-40 and Whitten Rd. and used the woman’s vehicle to carjack another person.
“Hopefully we will see something on those cameras and put a stop to this,” said Taylor.
The carjackers are long gone, but they’ve left a ripple of fear in the neighborhood.
“I’m not going out at night at all. Even in the day, you have to be watching closely,” said Taylor.
If you recognize the people in the video or the grey car used during the crime call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.
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