Man carjacked after leaving synagogue in NW Baltimore

Man carjacked after leaving synagogue in NW Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WBFF) - Sources say a man was leaving synagogue Thursday on the corner of Green Meadow Parkway and Baythorne Road when he was carjacked.

It's the latest in a rise of carjackings here in Baltimore in the northwest district, reports FOX45's Paul Gessler.

Daniel Steen recounts the moments Monday night when he says a group of juveniles surrounded him, beat him and stole his car.

He is one of a number of carjacking victims in northwest Baltimore in recent weeks, at least 11 in the past month - including one Thursday morning outside a synagogue.

Police are questioning four juveniles connected to that crime.

Steen said: "As far as the numbers go, it doesn't really surprise me. You hear what's going on. People in these neighborhoods talk."

City Councilman Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, who represents the area, said: "When they make an arrest, they see that guy back out on the street the next day. It's frustrating. It's frustrating for the police, it's frustrating for the community. And that needs to stop."

Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis echoed that in a press conference later in the day about the alarming wave of juvenile crime.

"It's absolutely unacceptable that I have to stand up here and talk about 13 and 14-year-olds that I have to arrest again and again," he said.

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