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the violent theft of an occupied car

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The carjacked Prius rolled multiple times, and when Brigham was ejected, he ran around shouting, "The Indians are coming, the Indians are coming," according to The Blaze, a local website.
According to the Telegraph, two armed men carjacked a Volkswagen Golf in Honeydew, northwest Johannesburg, on Saturday and locked the driver into the boot of the car before speeding.
LANCASTER -- A sedan carjacked Monday morning in west Lancaster was mysteriously recovered blocks away shortly afterward, law enforcement officials said.
George Newton of Philadelphia was carjacked on August 5, but he was soon back to doing what he loves.
A MAN has been arrested after a woman was carjacked at gunpoint and taken on a terror ride across Liverpool.
In spite of all this, carjacking to derive a profit from the resale of the vehicle or its parts is considered one of the less significant motives, and this is supported by the fact that more than 90% of carjacked vehicles are recovered, compared to approximately 62% of those stolen while unoccupied.
When I was carjacked, my fear was that anything I might do could potentially evoke a response of force by the carjacker.
London, Aug 28(ANI): In an attempt to escape a driving ban, England and Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole has revealed that his wife Carly had been left 'severely traumatized' after being carjacked outside their townhouse in Chelsea.
A UNAMID vehicle was carjacked on 24 August 2009 by two armed men in El Fasher.
MOTORISTS are increasingly locking their car doors while at the wheel over fears of being carjacked, it was revealed yesterday.
To make his escape, Coley carjacked two McDonald's employees by pretending that he had a gun.
SYLMAR - Authorities were looking for four teens Thursday who escaped from Sylmar Juvenile Hall through the ceiling and carjacked and kidnapped a man before demanding that they be dropped off in South Los Angeles.
Last month a Cardiff social worker was carjacked by a gunman in Bristol.
July 1, 2009 (EL-FASHER) -- Unknown gunmen carjacked two vehicles belonging to an International Non Governmental Organization working in West Darfur state, the hybrid peacekeeping reported today.
Last week's Hollywood movie involving a carjacked child, ``Freedomland,'' was a melodramatic mess that fumbled every psychological, racial and class observation it clumsily tried to make.