Carjackers' plan fails when gun falls apart, police say

Attempted carjacking foiled when gun falls apart

READING, Pa. - Neighbors are on edge after an attempted carjacking in Reading.

Police say it was foiled when the handgun of one of the carjackers fell apart.

The carjackers are still on the loose.

"Everybody around here is like family. I am surprised really," said Tennyson Woollery of Reading.

Tennyson Woollery lives with his wife and two young children on the 100 block of Windsor Street in Reading.

He has lived there for 15 years and says he is shocked to learn of an attempted carjacking on his block.

"There was an attempted carjacking in my neighborhood? I say, let me have him," said Woollery.

Police say it happened Wednesday around 6 a.m.

The two men, possibly juveniles, approached the victim as he was leaving his car, held a gun to him and demand his car keys.

But police say the attempted carjacking came to a screeching halt when the magazine fell out of the handgun and the attempted carjackers fled on foot.

"That is surprising because I never see that around here, not even the cops around here because it is a nice neighborhood," said Carlos Rivera of Reading.

Police are looking for those two men and Woollery hopes officers can find them sooner rather than later.

But he suspects they are not from his quiet neighborhood.

"Everybody is like family. Must be somebody from out of town, not from around here that did that," said Woollery.

If you have any information about the attempted carjacking, contact Reading police.

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