Elderly woman carjacked in Meadowlands, forced to drive around at gunpoint
Police say the incident happened Thursday afternoon, starting outside the Meadowlands Best Buy
Police say a woman in her 80s was carjacked outside of the Meadowlands Best Buy on Thursday, robbed by her assailant, and forced to drive around at gunpoint.
Police said it all started just before 4:00 p.m. when the Ancaster woman got in her car in the parking lot of the Best Buy at 14 Martindale Crescent, and unbeknownst to her, the suspect was already in the back seat. Police say he put a black, snub nosed gun into her side and demanded she drive around. Meanwhile, he began rummaging through her purse.
At one point, says the police report, the suspect got the woman to withdraw money from an ATM, and also drove the car himself at one point, while keeping the gun pointed at the victim.
Ultimately, the suspect, who is thought to be an older teenager around 17, left the vehicle at Rebecca and Mary Streets downtown, and the woman was not physically injured, said police.
The report also says the suspect made another carjacking attempt 15 minutes prior to this one, but was unsuccessful.
Police are warning the public that the suspect is considered armed and dangerous.