Six juvenile suspects were arrested Thursday in connection with a carjacking involving a social media app in Southeast Los Angeles.
Police say the suspects communicated with their victims through the Tagged dating app.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, they would drive them to an area in southeast Los Angeles where they would rob the victims at gunpoint and take their cars.
On Thursday, police received reports of a stolen Honda Civic around 6 p.m. Later, around 9 p.m., officers spotted the stolen vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop.
The suspects did not turn around in pursuit of authorities. The pursuit ended when the suspects crashed into a parked vehicle near 88th Street and Menlo Avenue.
Several juvenile suspects were arrested at the scene. Later, the police detained additional suspects in the area.
Four suspects were arrested for carjacking, one suspect for criminal mischief, and one suspect for receiving stolen property.
Authorities are warning the public to be aware as there has been an increase in carjackings via the Tagged social media app.
Anyone with information related to this incident or similar incidents is asked to call Southeast District Robbery Detectives at 213-972-7813. Anonymous tips can be submitted to LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.lacrimestoppers.org.
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