Homeless woman goes on carjacking spree through Manhattan before crashing opposite City Hall

The suspect allegedly carjacked three vehicles causing traffic chaos in Manhattan

David Maclean
New York
Saturday 01 February 2020 20:32 GMT
The woman's actions caused chaos in Manhattan
The woman's actions caused chaos in Manhattan (Getty)

A homeless woman left a trail of destruction in her wake after stealing three cars, flipping one, and crashing into more than a dozen others during a carjacking spree through the streets of Manhattan.

The Friday night crime spree saw Aludein Marks, 25, allegedly carjack three different vehicles and driving through the city while drunk and on drugs.

While the incident only caused minor injuries, it snarled traffic in the heart of the city.

Marks, from the Bronx, has been charged with multiple counts of robbery, grand larceny, driving while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs.

The incident started to unfold at around 7pm near Fifth Avenue and 74th street, when Marks allegedly ordered a motorist out of a Mercedes Benz sedan.

She then hit a vehicle around 68th street and York Avenue, police say, before she made her way south on FDR Drive.

She allegedly dumped the stolen sedan and then carjacked a Mercedes SUV, crashing that vehicle into a car around 34th Street.

Marks is accused of then abandoning the SUV after it flipped over, and forcefully removing the occupants of a Toyota Camry.

Police said she slammed into 15 vehicles with that vehicle as she made her way downtown.

She was finally arrested after crashing into a barrier close to City Hall and taken to a local hospital for observation.

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