Woman and Elderly Father Carjacked at Gunpoint on Southfield Freeway
Dearborn police are searching for three men believed to be involved with the car theft and a related hit-and-run accident.
Dearborn police are asking for public assistance in identifying two or three suspects involved with a carjacking on Monday on the Southfield Freeway.
Just after noon on Monday, a woman and her 91-year-old father were driving north on M-39 near Michigan Avenue when their Ford Edge was hit from behind by a white car–possibly a Chevy Malibu.
According to Dearborn police, the woman then pulled over to assess the damage and was approached by two passengers from the car that had rear-ended her. Both men had handguns, and robbed the woman and her father at gunpoint before also taking their vehicle.
One man took the Ford Edge, while the other returned to the white car. Both vehicles fled north on Southfield.
A short time later, the stolen Ford Edge was involved in a hit-and-run accident at Eight Mile Road near Wyoming in Ferndale, at which time three subjects were observed running from the vehicle prior to the police arriving.
According to WXYZ, the suspects involved in the hit-and-run were believed to be as young as 14. Police did recover a gun from the scene.
The woman involved in the carjacking described the two men as black males in their early 20s. They both had medium builds and were clean shaven with short hair. It is believed that they were carrying semi-automatic handguns.
Dearborn police are asking anyone with information about the crime or the suspects to call the Dearborn Police Department tip line at 313-943-3012, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.
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