BATH TOWNSHIP, OH (WOIO) - Police believe two armed carjackings in two different areas on Wednesday night are connected.
The first armed carjacking took place in Bath Township at a rest area on I-77 just before 8 p.m. The woman from Brownsville said two armed male suspects got out of a white car that pulled up behind her. The victim got out of her car when the two victims approached her vehicle. She told police that one of the males got into her black Nissan Rogue SUV and drove away. The other suspect got back into the white car.
According to police, the white car then took off on I-77 and exited at Pleasant Valley Road in Independence.
The second carjacking occurred when the white car pulled into a home's driveway on Midland Road. Police say a woman just pulled into her driveway when the suspects in the white car approached her from behind. The suspects displayed their weapons to the woman and took off in her car.
Police later identified the two stolen cars and the suspects' white car on I-77. Officers chased the suspects into Cleveland. Police arrested two suspects and recovered one vehicle near East 116th Street and Union Avenue. At least two other suspects in two separate vehicles remain on the run.
It's not known if a third carjacking is connected to the first two, but while one man was visiting a friend at the Shell gas station, also in Independence, his car was taken. He kind of helped the car thief out. He left his car door open with the keys in the ignition and the car running. He ran after his vehicle but let go to avoid being dragged and hurt. Independence Police are still looking for his car.