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Decatur Police seek suspect in attempted carjacking

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Decatur Police seek suspect in attempted carjacking

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Decatur Police are trying to find a person accused of attempting to carjack a woman on Derrydown Way in Decatur.

The incident happened on Friday, Jan. 4 in the 800 block of Derrydown Way. Police responded to the attempted carjacking at 8:53 p.m.

“The victim reported she arrived to the area and parked on the street against the curb,” the Police Department reported. “The victim was approached by the suspect while she was still seated in her vehicle. The suspect asked to use the victim’s phone and she informed him it was dead. The suspect then stated he was stranded in the area and was waiting on friends. The suspect then produced a handgun from a small bag he was carrying over his shoulder and pointed it at the victim, ordering her to relinquish her vehicle.

“The victim exited the vehicle and ran towards a house in the area. A neighbor heard the incident occur and looked outside to see the suspect in the vehicle attempting to start it. The suspect was unsuccessful in starting the vehicle and fled southbound on Derrydown Way upon being spotted by the neighbor.”

The Police Department said the suspect is a black male, 16-19 years old, approximately 6’ feet in height, slender build, wearing a gray Under Armour sweatshirt, black sweat pants and tennis shoes.

“If you have any information or have surveillance video in the area, please contact Inv. Lindsey at [email protected] or 404/373/6551,” the alert from the Police Department says.

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