VIDEO: Carjacking caught on video
I wonder if she was armed and had better situational awareness, would the outcome have changed? The BG seems have gotten a good jump on her.
ST. PETERSBURG - St. Petersburg police are looking for a man they say carjacked a woman's car from a parking garage and drove away with her, a crime that was captured on videotape.
The 31-year-old woman was standing near her 2008 Mazda3 in the parking garage at Beacon House apartments, 470 3rd St. S., at about 6:45 a.m., when the armed suspect approached her from behind, St. Petersburg police say.
He ordered the woman into the car, and holding the gun on her, he drove to Ninth Avenue South and 16th Street and ordered her out of the car, police say.
The suspect is described as a black man with a light complexion. He is 18 to 25 years old, is 5-feet-5- to 5-feet-8inches tall, and has a thin build. At the time of the carjacking, he was wearing a white hooded sweatshirt, with a light-colored bandana covering his face.
The woman returned to the downtown area, and contacted her husband and they contacted police.
Anyone who knows the suspect's identity or his whereabouts is asked to call the St. Petersburg Police Department at (727) 893-7780 or the tip line at (727) 892-5000, or text in a tip at (727) 420 8911.