From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News.
Carjacking is becoming a major problem in Libya's capital amid the lawlessness in the post-revolution country.
Police in Tripoli say that at least seven carjacking cases are reported every day.
But the underequipped police force hold little power to put an end to crime in a country overrun with heavily armed groups and gangs.
"The challenges are huge because we work without the basic security infrastructure", Police Colonel Jouma Mishry told Al Jazeera.
"The basic police duties are to fight crime. But we face massive challenges because we do not have the necessary tools to do our work. There is no central network or database. we can't even get enough uniforms for our men."