UPDATE: Montgomery County police Capt. Paul Starks said Saturday that they have located the woman’s vehicle, but the said the carjacker was still at large.
WASHINGTON — Police are searching for the armed suspect who carjacked a 76-year-old woman in Montgomery County Thursday night.
The woman exited the Episcopal Church of Our Savior located at 1700 Powder Mill Rd. in Hillandale at about 9:10 p.m. when she noticed a man walking in the parking lot. She entered her vehicle and started the engine when the suspect approached it and opened the driver’s side door.
The man demanded money from the victim and shoved an object into her stomach, implying he had a gun. The victim told the suspect she didn’t have any money, police say.
The suspect then grabbed the woman’s arm, pulled her from the vehicle and threw her to the ground. The man then fled in the victim’s vehicle.
The victim suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.
The suspect is described as a black man in his 30s, about 5 feet, 6 inches tall to 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs between 150 and 180 pounds. At the time of the crime, he wore a dark shirt and khaki pants.
Police are looking for the victim’s vehicle too, which is described as a metallic gray 2008 Limited Edition Toyota Highlander with Maryland tag 00014M9. There is a scratch on the driver’s side of the rear bumper.
Anyone with information can call the Montgomery County police at 240-773-5070.
Below is a map of the location of the carjacking: