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Police recover vehicle carjacked at Pittsburgh International Airport

Megan Guza
| Tuesday, September 13, 2016 9:30 a.m

Mt. Oliver police recovered an SUV Monday night that was reported stolen in an armed carjacking at Pittsburgh International Airport last week, officials said.

A borough officer pulled over the red Hyundai Santa Fe just before midnight after he noticed the SUV displaying the wrong plate for the vehicle, according to a release from Allegheny County Police.

Police determined the vehicle to be the one stolen from the airport early Friday morning, police said. They believe the license plate might have been stolen from a vehicle parked in Carrick.

Police said the driver was a juvenile.

The SUV was allegedly stolen from four Carrick men early Friday morning after they left a Carrick bar and headed to the airport to pick up two uncles arriving on a late flight from Colorado. When they parked at the curb, two of the men went around to open the hatch, and two armed men popped out.

One demanded the keys, and one ordered the backseat passengers out of the SUV, police said.

Police said the spot where they found the SUV, the residence of the juvenile and the bar from which the carjacking victims departed for the airport are all within a three-mile radius.

The juvenile is charged with robbery, receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy.

Police ask that anyone with information about the incident or the identity of the second suspect call county police at 412-473-3000.

Megan Guza is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-779-6902 or

Megan Guza is a Tribune-Review staff reporter. You can contact Megan at 412-380-8519, or via Twitter .

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