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April 26 09:20 AM

Shreveport Police seeking public’s help to identify suspect in weekend car-jacking

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A suspect is being sought by police following an alleged carjacking that occurred near south east Shreveport this past weekend.

Just before 6:00 p.m. Friday April 19, 2013, Shreveport Police officers responded to the intersection of Southfield Road at Youree Drive relative to an alleged car-jacking. Upon their arrival at the scene, authorities made contact with the adult victim who advised that while in the 4100 block of Youree Drive, she was accosted by a man who approached her vehicle as she was preparing to exit a private parking lot. According to the victim, the man, after beckoning for her to roll down her window, forced his way inside the woman's SUV forcing her to remain captive in the vehicle as he sped off, narrowly missing other cars.

During the terrifying ordeal, the victim, amid struggles with the offender, managed to escape from the suspects grasp and jump from the vehicle as it slowed near the intersection of Southfield Road at Youree Drive.

The suspect, after losing his would be captor, fled the scene driving the victim's stolen vehicle. The woman, who escaped serious injury was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Shreveport Police Robbery detectives responded to the scene and immediately launched an investigation. During an ongoing inquiry, authorities recovered the victims vehicle abandoned near Clyde Fant Parkway. Detectives have since secured video surveillance of a man suspected of committing the caper.

Authorities are seeking the help of the public to identify the man seen in the footage. Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact Caddo-Crime Stoppers at (318) 673-7373 or on their website at www.lockemup.org

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