According to sources within the Lower Merion Police Department, one suspect is in custody. One of the men admitted to being involved in the Whole Foods incident.

The FBI and Philadelphia PD arrested three suspects yesterday who were involved in what has been described as a carjacking ring.  

The LMPD is working closely with the FBI and the Philadelphia Police.  It has not been determined if the other two suspects were involved in the Wynnewood incident.  

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Lower Merion's investigation is ongoing and active.

Details have not been made available about the three men that were arrested. The three were allegedly operating a carjacking ring in Philadelphia and Upper Darby.  They would look for people driving high-end BMW’s and take their cars.

The victim in the failed carjacking at the Wynnewood Whole Foods on Wynnewood Road was driving a 2015 BMW X6.  The gun that the would-be robber used in the incident was described as a small silver semi-automatic handgun.

According to Police, several firearms were recovered and other valuable evidence gathered.

A quick check of car pricing using CARMAX shows that a BMWx6 with the trim package SDrive35i is roughly valued at 59,600.

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Here is the original report…………………………………………………...

 

Wynnewood, Lower Merion Township, PA -  Police responded to a report of a gunpoint carjacking that failed at approximately 10:35 AM yesterday at the Whole Foods Market located at 15 E. Wynnewood Road.  

Two men, one armed with a handgun approached a woman and demanded her keys.

The female victim reported to police that two males came out of nowhere and demanded her car and keys.  At gunpoint one of the men reiterated that “we want the keys!”

The woman refused to give up her keys, and the suspects fled.  They were last seen in an SUV heading West on Lancaster Avenue. They got nothing from the victim who was not hurt.

“The two men were wearing masks over the lower portion of their faces,” stated LMPD Det-Sgt Michael Vice.  One of the would-be carjackers was described as a light-skinned black male.

Detectives are back at the scene today reviewing the store's video surveillance system.  The investigators will also look at videos from other businesses nearby.

“We are making progress in the case,” stated Vice who is a 23-year member of the LMPD.

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