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The Los Angeles Times reported on 11/29/2004 that a carjacking occurred in North Hills on Sunday night.
Police searched today for two men who carjacked a car in North Hills, leaving one man dead and two others hurt. The men on Sunday night approached a Toyota Camry that had pulled to the side of Sepulveda Boulevard, near Chase Street, because one of the occupants felt ill, Detective Gary Barthelmess said.

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"Carjackings have become less common than they once were, Barthelmess said.

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"We haven't had this kind of an incident in quite some time," he said. "Carjackings are on a decline, and a carjacking with a violent conclusion is rare."

Barthelmess credited "the police doing their job" for the decline and said, "Criminals don't live in a vacuum."