DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit police are hoping the public can help them identify a man connected to a carjacking crime on the city’s west side.
The incident occurred around 7:15 p.m. on July 18 at the Valero gas station in the 14500 block of McNichols at Hubbell Street, just west of the Lodge Freeway.
According to police, a 31-year-old woman was leaving the gas station when the suspect allegedly approached her, produced a weapon and demanded her keys.
The suspect then escaped in the woman’s vehicle, a silver 2005 Dodge Magnum.
The suspect is described as black male, 18- to 20-years-old, 5-foot 3-inches, 120 lbs with a dark complexion, brown eyes and mustache. He was last seen wearing a red and black baseball cap, a black tee-shirt and black jeans.
Anyone with information on the suspect or the crime is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department’s Commercial Auto Theft division at 313-596-2555.
Those with information about carjackings or auto thefts are urged to call the confidential toll-free tip line 1-800-242-HEAT. A cash reward is offered for tips leading to an arrest. Learn more about H.E.A.T. (Help Prevent Auto Thefts), HERE.