NORFOLK, Va. (NPD) - Norfolk Police have arrested a man involved in two carjackings and an attempted carjacking at MacArthur Mall.
On Monday, June 13, 2022, around 4:35 p.m. police responded to the South Parking Garage at MacArthur Mall for the report of carjacking. Upon arrival, officers were advised that a man armed with a gun approached the victim and demanded his vehicle. The suspect then fled the location in the victim’s vehicle. No injuries were reported.
Around 10:15 p.m., Norfolk Police were advised of an attempted carjacking at the North Parking Garage at MacArthur Mall. During this incident, the victim was approached by a man armed with a gun and demanded her vehicle. A struggle ensued and the suspect shot the victim’s car; however, the victim was able to drive away. As the victim fled, the suspect fired at the victim striking her vehicle. No injuries were reported.
On Tuesday, June 14th, around 2:20 p.m., police responded to MacArthur Mall for the report of a robbery inside the parking garage. When officers arrived, they were advised that a man armed with a handgun approached the victim and demanded his vehicle. The victim complied and the suspect fled the location. No injuries were reported.
As a result of the investigation, 19-year-old Amari D. James, of Norfolk, was arrested and charged with two counts of carjacking, one count of attempted carjacking, one count of shooting at a moving vehicle, three counts of use of a firearm, and three counts of wearing a mask in the commission of a felony.
James is currently being held at the Norfolk City Jail without bond.
Anyone with information about these incidents are encouraged to submit a tip by calling the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or by using the P3Tips mobile app. The Norfolk Crime Line is offering up to $1,000 for any information leading to an arrest.
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