DETROIT - The rash of carjackings in Detroit continued Tuesday night on the east side.
Two women were carjacked and robbed by a group of thugs at gunpoint on Whittier, but police don't know if the incidents are connected.
Marquetta Davis, 27, and friend Bianca Garrett, 24, say they stopped by Whittier Market just before 10 p.m.
The incident started when Davis was inside the store when Garrett was approached.
Garrett says she was on her cell phone inside Davis's 2004 black Chevy Impala and noticed two men outside and another walking toward her.
"The guy came to the driver’s side and asked for a lighter," Garrett said, adding she told him that she didn't have one.
That's when Garrett says the man flashed his gun, telling her it was her or the car.
"He opened the door and I jumped out and threw my phone into the car," Garrett said.
"When I heard her hollering, I left and that's when I saw he was at the car," Davis said.
The man took off on Whittier as Garrett and Davis called police, they say the two other men ran in the same direction.
"He was acting like he was going into the store," Davis said. "The other ones were acting like they were talking to each other."
The suspects are described as black men in their late teens each wearing dark-colored hoodies.
Davis says the three men not only got away with her car, but her children's birth certificates and social security cards. They also got away with Davis and Garrett's cell phones, cash, credit cards and IDs.
"I'm scared to sleep at night," Davis said. "Knowing they have my house keys, they have my car keys they make me want to move."
Police say it is the fourth carjacking in less than 24 hours on the city's east side.
With two carjackings within hours Monday night and another Tuesday when a victim opened fire on the suspect - who got away but without the car - outside a BP gas station.
Police don't believe the gas station carjacking is connected to the other three, but have not ruled it out.
Garrett and Davis say today they feel lucky to be alive.
"I'm just thankful to be here for me, my family and my kids," Davis said. "I thank God. I really do."