Local carjacking victim gets assistance with new vehicle - KMOV.com

Local carjacking victim gets assistance with new vehicle

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(KMOV) -- The victim of a violent carjacking a few months ago now has a new truck thanks in large part to a local Ford dealership.

In August, Trevor Wade was carjacked while on a job site in East St. Louis. The carjackers not only stole his truck but also stole his tools that were in the bed of the truck.

Wade said that nsurance would not cover many of the upgrades he had made to his Ford, so Joe Hotze Ford decided to help out.

Hotze Ford is in Salem, Illinois and the establishment offered to make the changes to his new truck at a deep discount.

Police believe the suspects are responsible for several carjackings on both sides of the river. So far, two teenagers have been charged.

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