the forcible taking of a car while the driver is in it; the robber may force the driver out, force the driver to drive while under threat of harm, or be forced to relinquish the controls while also being forced to remain in the car. In the latter two cases, the act also constitutes a kidnapping.
the stealing of a car while it is occupied.
the violent theft of an occupied car
a robbery offense where a motor vehicle is taken into force or threat of force
A new form of crime, where a car is stolen while the person is driving it; it has a low likelihood of occurring, but a high news value.
In the United States, carjacking is the crime of stealing a motor vehicle when the vehicle is occupied. Typically, the carjacker is armed, and the driver is forced out of the car at gunpoint. The word is a portmanteau of car and .