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Police arrest man hiding under porch after he allegedly carjacked Amazon delivery driver at gunpoint

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Posted at 11:17 AM, Dec 17, 2019

CLEVELAND — A 19-year-old man was arrested for allegedly carjacking an Amazon delivery driver in Cleveland's Corlett neighborhood on Monday afternoon.

It happened in the 13000 block of Harvard Avenue at around 1:30 p.m.

Officers responded to the area for a robbery in progress call, according to a Cleveland police report. Upon arriving, they met with the driver, who said he was getting out of the van when a man in a ski mask and black clothing walked up and put a gun in his face. The robber then jumped in the vehicle and sped off.

Authorities were able to track the vehicle with GPS and located it in the driveway of an abandoned house in the 4100 block of East 127th Street, the report stated. The van's rear doors were open and packages could be seen on the front porch, rear porch and in the garage. Police also found two cell phones belonging to the driver in the driveway.

A nearby witness told police that a black Chevrolet Monte Carlo was spotted leaving the area. Authorities found the vehicle driving east on Harvard Avenue. The driver later abandoned the car in the 4000 block of East 139th Street. A handgun and Amazon packages were spotted on the front seat.

Police found the man hiding under the porch of a home in the 4100 block of East 141st Street. The Amazon driver later identified the man as the person who robbed him, according to the report.

The robber was arrested and transported to the Cuyahoga County Jail.

News 5 is not naming the man until he has officially been charged.