Crime & Courts

Police search for Charlotte carjacker

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are searching for a man they said held up a motorist at gunpoint and drove off in the victim’s car Friday.

The victim told police the gunman took his vehicle on East W.T. Harris Boulevard at Delta Crossing Lane about 4:30 p.m.

The victim told police that he fired shots at his vehicle to try to stop the carjacker. That’s when the carjacker left the vehicle and ran into the intersection, where several vehicles were stopped at a light.

The assailant tried unsuccessfully to get into some of the vehicles before he was able to get into a white Ford F-150 occupied by a white female with a pony tail, police said. The truck then drove away.

The carjacker is described as a light-skinned black male with a mustache/goatee, 18 to 23 years old and 5-feet-5 or 5-feet-6 inches tall. He was last seen wearing a red and black toboggan, black hoodie and brown/tan cargo style pants.

The Ford F150 possibly had a white cooler or tool box in the bed of truck. The tag of the vehicle is unknown.

Anyone with information in the carjacking is asked to call 704-432-TIPS (8477) and speak with a police detective. Or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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