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Posted on: August 24, 2022

MAN ARRESTED FOR PAIR OF CARJACKINGS IN BUCKS COUNTY; THREATENED VICTIMS WITH SYRINGE

Kevin O'Connell

A man was charged with committing two carjackings in Bucks County, including one on Friday morning in Bristol Borough that left an 83-year-old woman hospitalized. 

In each of the carjackings, Kevin O’Connell, with no fixed address, threatened to inject the victims with a syringe. O’Connell was arrested in Philadelphia less than 24 hours after Friday’s carjacking and is being held there on receiving stolen property charges. 

In Bucks County, O’Connell faces two counts each of robbery of a motor vehicle, robbery, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, terroristic threats, simple assault. He is also facing charges of aggravated assault, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person for Friday’s carjacking. 

“This man’s arrest for two violent carjackings are as a result of great police work by Bristol Borough PD, and  including cooperation from Philadelphia PD, in combination with modern DNA technology,” District Attorney Matt Weintraub said. “Carjacking is still comparatively rare in Bucks County, and that’s as a consequence of joint law enforcement efforts like these. We will now focus our prosecution on deterring this man, and others from committing these violent acts in the future.”

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