The bump and jack. It's a funny name, but you'll want to know that it is.
"It" seems to be a new robbery technique that's on the rise in the Washington, D.C., area in recent carjackings. It starts with a car being bumped from behind. When the driver gets out to see what damage has been done, someone gets in the car and takes off.
Watch the local ABC news report:
So far, two nearly identical instances occurred within the last two months in the same northeast DC neighborhood. In both cases the victims were women, and the carjackers remain at large. Police think the crimes could be being conducted by the same perpetrators, according to WJLA, stating that in both carjacking cases two men were reportedly involved. One drives the car that did the bumping away, while the other man steals the other car.
WJLA reports that in the same neighborhood a couple years ago, a similar technique was used to rob a man at gunpoint.