FERNDALE (WWJ) – Ferndale police are on the lookout for a carjacker who went on a tear through a neighborhood on the southeast end of the city.

Lt. William Wilson said it all started shortly after 9 p.m. Thursday when the suspect crashed a stolen car, and then attempted three carjackings of local residents — the first two at State Fair Market on Hilton.

All three drivers fought off the attacks. The third one was injured.

“So,  this potential victim said no and pushed the suspect away. The suspect was holding a brown paper sack. Apparently it contained a bottle, and he hit the victim upside the head and cracked the victim’s head open,” Wilson said.

That’s when the crook approached a fourth car, on Wordsworth Street.

“It was driven by a man with his 19-year-old son who was pulling into their driveway,” Wilson said. “The suspect then walked up to this man, put something into his chest and demanded the car keys as the man got out of his vehicle.

“The man then gave him the keys and the suspect got in the car and drove away,” he said.

The suspect is described as a black 25 to 35-year-old man, clean-shaven, with sparse or no hair.  He was wearing a dark-colored hoodie and carrying a tan satchel.

The stolen vehicle is a red 2002 Subaru Impreza station wagon, license plate number: BVM 6456.

Anyone with information is asked to call Ferndale police at 248-541-3650.


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