Woman carjacked at gunpoint in Cleveland Heights

Woman carjacked at gunpoint in Cleveland Heights

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio (WOIO) - A 66-year-old woman had her car stolen at gunpoint Friday afternoon.

Cleveland Heights police said the crime happened just before 4 p.m. on April 23 in the 2600 block of Princeton Road.

The victim told police she had just parked her vehicle to get hedge trimmers from the back of her car, when the suspect approached her and said “give me your keys”.

She told police as she was unclipping them from her belt, the suspect pointed a gun at her and told her to “hurry up”.

After giving him the keys, the suspect drove away in her red 2014 red Ford Escape and went northbound on Princeton Road.

The suspect is a young, slender Black male, about 5′9″ wearing a black hoodie with white lettering down the sides and black sweatpants with white lettering sown the side, according to the police report.

Neighbor Jeff Mather was startled to see cops in his neighborhood.

“If that were to happen to anyone just give the keys,” he said.

So what did the bad guys do with the car after stealing it?

Police say the car was involved in two separate incident.

Racing with another car and a chase with Maple Heights Police on Saturday that ended with a crash in Warrensville heights.

People ran out of the car and police were not able to catch them.

We’re not sure if these are the same people involved in the car jacking but it was the victim’s car.

A second suspect was also involved, but the victim was unable to get a good look at him.

The University Heights woman was not injured.

Her purse was also found and returned back to her.

Cleveland Heights police said there are no arrests.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

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