BROOKLYN PARK, MD – A woman who was sitting inside a car tried to fend off a carjacker in front of the 7-Eleven store on Ritchie Highway in Brooklyn Park on Wednesday, police reported.
According to police, at approximately 4:20 a.m. officers responded to the 7-Eleven located at 5617 Ritchie Highway in Brooklyn Park for a report of a carjacking.
“An adult female was seated in the front passenger seat of a black 2008 BMW when a male suspect got into the driver’s seat,” the Anne Arundel County Police Department reported. “The female began struggling with the suspect, who implied he had a handgun and demanded the vehicle. The female honked the horn to get the attention of the vehicle owner, who was inside the store.”
Police said the owner struggled with the suspect through the driver’s side window but was unable to get the suspect out of the vehicle.
“The female passenger got out of the car and the suspect drove away, northbound on Ritchie Highway. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the vehicle or suspect,” the department reported.
The suspect is described as an unknown race male, short, thin build, dark curly hair and wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt.