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4 arrests made in savage attack, carjacking of 78-year-old man

Credit: LVMPD

Arrests have been made in the savage beating and carjacking of a 78-year-old man on Tuesday.

On Wednesday at 11:38 a.m. the gold color 2001 Ford Taurus belonging to the 78-year-old victim was recovered in the area of Peccole Strada and Bologna Drive after receiving a citizen tip.

Detectives later learned that two other similar crimes occurred in the 9100 block of West Sahara Avenue and the 9500 block of West Sahara Avenue. In these two incidents, the victims were also elderly.

One of the carjackings was halted when a citizen, who observed a suspect steal the keys from the elderly victim, intervene and blocked the vehicle to prevent the suspect from driving away.

The suspect fled on foot from the intended stolen vehicle.

As a result of the extensive investigation, four juveniles have been identified and taken into custody for their involvement in the series of carjackings. Detectives are looking for two additional suspects involved in these incidents.

One of the suspects sought can be viewed in the video released yesterday. He is the black male wearing a white t-shirt, gray pants and carrying a black back pack.

The four juveniles in custody are facing charges that include multiple counts of Grand Larceny Auto, Robbery victim over 60, Possession of Stolen Vehicle, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, Battery with Intent to Commit Robbery, Battery with Substantial Bodily Harm and Obstructing a Public Officer.

This is a developing story.

Check back for updates.

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