Posted For: Willie Wonka
A carjacking crew stole a BMW at gunpoint in Queens early Tuesday — and then crashed into a Mercedes with their accomplices inside while trying to make a getaway, authorities said.
Five men held up a 39-year-old man and stole his BMW X5 and cellphone around 1:30 a.m. at 164th Street and Chapin Parkway in Jamaica Hills, cops said.
Some of the suspects got into the BMW, while others hopped into a Mercedes-Benz to flee, authorities said.
When cops tried to stop the crew, the drivers of each car tried to get away — but crashed into each other, police said.
It’s unclear how many people were inside each vehicle.
Three of the suspects were arrested with charges pending.
Two of them were taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and the other to NewYork Presbyterian-Queens, all with minor injuries, authorities said.
The two other suspects got away on foot and weren’t caught until later in the morning.
The gun was not recovered.
The incident is the latest in a series of recent carjackings citywide.
Last week, a man crashed his Mercedes into a city bus in the Bronx while trying to dodge an assailant, then carjacked a guy putting a kid in a Honda, only to smash that vehicle into a cyclist and then a tree, cops said.
That chaotic ordeal came hours after another wild scene when a teenage duo carjacked a man of his 2022 BMW at gunpoint in Midtown — threatening, “I’m going to blow your brains out. I’m going to kill you” — before taking it on a joyride uptown and striking three cop cars on their tail, cops and police sources said.