By Ashraf Abdul Wahab.
Tripoli, 9 August 2013:
A Tripoli carjacking ended with the death of three suspected thieves in a smash following . . .[restrict]a pursuit by police.
Security sources have told the Libya Herald that in the early hours of yesterday a woman hired a taxi to take her to a farm in a remote area south of Janzour. When she asked the driver to stop, armed men who had been following in another vehicle without plates but with tinted glass, jumped out and tried to steal the taxi.
The taxi driver managed to speed away but was pursued into the wealthy Serraj district, where the thieves forced him to a halt and took his vehicle. Left alone on the highway, he was fortunate enough to stop a passing police car. He led police back to the farm near Janzour where the attack had begun. There they are reported to have discovered the stolen taxi and three of the thieves including the woman, who police have since identified as a 34-year old Moroccan.
The front seat passenger fired at the police and the vehicle sped off. In the resulting chase, the driver of the stolen taxi lost control and flipped the vehicle over on its roof. All three occupants were reportedly killed in the crash. [/restrict]