GRPD: 3 arrested after armed carjacking

Grand Rapids police on the scene of a carjacking in the area of Fulton Street and Union Avenue. (Nov. 15, 2015)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Three people were arrested following a carjacking in Grand Rapids after police reportedly used the victim’s cellphone to track them.

The carjacking happened around 8:10 p.m. Sunday on Union Avenue just south of Fulton Street, according to the Grand Rapids Police Department. Police said three masked men carjacked a woman at gunpoint, stealing her Toyota Carolla and property.

Family members told 24 Hour News 8 that the victim is a 24-year-old college student. Her mother said the masked men pointed a gun at her, but that she was not hurt.

The victim’s brother told 24 Hour News 8 that officers used the victim’s cellphone to help in locating the suspects and her vehicle. Police did not confirm details on whether they used the technology to effect the arrest.

The three suspects, two adults and a juvenile, were arrested about half an hour after the alleged carjacking only a few blocks away in the area of College Avenue and Crescent Street.

Police said the victim’s property and a gun were recovered.

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