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Loyola student carjacked on Magazine Street in New Orleans

A New Orleans woman was carjacked Thursday evening after attending a fitness class on Magazine Street. The carjacking happened around 6:30 p.m. in the 1300 block of Magazine St.Gabby Marino got in her car after working out, looked at her phone, answered a text, and before she knew it, was a victim of a crime. “Somebody opened my driver side door and told me to get out and leave everything in the car. I was in shock I tried to run to the passenger side to salvage my purse and they drove off with me halfway in the car,” Marino said. Marino was flung into the street and nearly hit by a bus. “I did almost get hit by the bus after they took of with my car and it flung me into the street the bus almost hit me,” Marino said. “In that moment I honestly thought I was going to die getting his by the bus. Luckily they saw me and their headlights were on and they were able to stop right before they could have hit me.” She suffered some injuries from the incident. “I am scratched up. I have a bruised elbow, my hip is a little bruised, my rib,” Marino said. Marino’s story is just one of many this week. Two other women were carjacked at a Costco in New Orleans. One was seriously injured. In Marino’s case, she said she thinks she was carjacked by a woman. “From what I could tell, it was a woman but they were in a black hood it was little hard for me to tell,” Marino said.The suspect took off with her car, purse, wallet, credit cards and license. “I heard my car door open and saw the person in front of me it was like my life literally flashed before my eyes in that moment. I would say that’s the moment that’s being replayed over and over,” Marino said. “I don’t know if I have words right now. My hopes is that I know it’s happening so much out there. I encourage everyone to take extra precautions. When you get in your car not to be on your phone stay aware and buddy up everyone is not as lucky as I was.”Marino is a graduate student at Loyola. She is back with family now in Baton Rouge, and said she is nervous about returning. “I think it’s going to change the way I live moving forward for sure,” she said. Marino wants to spread awareness so others can learn from her story. New Orleans police confirmed they are investigating the carjacking. They said the incident remains under active investigation. Anyone with information that can assist in this investigation is asked to call NOPD Sixth District detectives at 504-658-6060 or to call anonymously at Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111.

A New Orleans woman was carjacked Thursday evening after attending a fitness class on Magazine Street.

The carjacking happened around 6:30 p.m. in the 1300 block of Magazine St.

Gabby Marino got in her car after working out, looked at her phone, answered a text, and before she knew it, was a victim of a crime.

“Somebody opened my driver side door and told me to get out and leave everything in the car. I was in shock I tried to run to the passenger side to salvage my purse and they drove off with me halfway in the car,” Marino said.

Marino was flung into the street and nearly hit by a bus.

“I did almost get hit by the bus after they took of with my car and it flung me into the street the bus almost hit me,” Marino said. “In that moment I honestly thought I was going to die getting his by the bus. Luckily they saw me and their headlights were on and they were able to stop right before they could have hit me.”

She suffered some injuries from the incident.

“I am scratched up. I have a bruised elbow, my hip is a little bruised, my rib,” Marino said.

Marino’s story is just one of many this week. Two other women were carjacked at a Costco in New Orleans. One was seriously injured.

In Marino’s case, she said she thinks she was carjacked by a woman.

“From what I could tell, it was a woman but they were in a black hood it was little hard for me to tell,” Marino said.

The suspect took off with her car, purse, wallet, credit cards and license.

“I heard my car door open and saw the person in front of me it was like my life literally flashed before my eyes in that moment. I would say that’s the moment that’s being replayed over and over,” Marino said.

“I don’t know if I have words right now. My hopes is that I know it’s happening so much out there. I encourage everyone to take extra precautions. When you get in your car not to be on your phone stay aware and buddy up everyone is not as lucky as I was.”

Marino is a graduate student at Loyola. She is back with family now in Baton Rouge, and said she is nervous about returning.

“I think it’s going to change the way I live moving forward for sure,” she said.

Marino wants to spread awareness so others can learn from her story.

New Orleans police confirmed they are investigating the carjacking.

They said the incident remains under active investigation.

Anyone with information that can assist in this investigation is asked to call NOPD Sixth District detectives at 504-658-6060 or to call anonymously at Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111.

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