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Three arrested in Colorado Springs for carjacking

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According to the Colorado Springs Police Department, two men and a woman were arrested on Monday a day after a suspected carjacking in which the victim jumped from a moving vehicle.

The carjacking took place on Sunday evening shortly before 5:30 at the Dollar Tree store on S. Academy Blvd. The 48-year-old victim reported that she had pulled up in front of the store and parked her silver 2010 Kia Rio. A white male then stepped into the doorway of her vehicle and used his hand and arm to prevent her from closing the door. She reported that he appeared to be concealing a weapon.

A white female and a Hispanic male then climbed into the back seat of the woman's car. The suspects demanded that she start the car and -- when she was not backing up quickly enough for them -- one of the suspects told her to move to the front passenger seat while he got into the driver's seat and began driving away. The victim stated that, fearing for her life, she chose to jump from the moving vehicle, at which point she landed on her belly and crawled away. The vehicle sped out of the parking lot.

On Monday afternoon, shortly before 1:00, an officer with the auto theft unit observed the stolen 2010 Kia Rio pull into the King Soopers parking lot on S. Academy. Members of the unit made contact with the driver, 22-year-old Justin Guerin, who was arrested. They later found the other two suspects -- 29-year-old Jared Smith and 26-year-old Tasha Gegelman at the home on Starlight Circle where Guerin had been staying. They, too, were arrested.

All three suspects have been charged with kidnapping and aggravated robbery.

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