Woman crashes several times after carjacking
MIAMI (WSVN) -- Police are searching for a woman wanted for a carjacking before crashing that vehicle several times and then targeting a couple of Good Samaritans.
City of Miami Police said, the carjacker approached an employee at the Sedano's located at 2425 S.W. 8th St. in Miami, Monday, at around 8 a.m. The victim was inside her car when the subject told the victim she had a flat tire. When the victim got out of her car, the carjacker jumped into the woman's car and drove off with the victim's purse still inside the vehicle.
According to police, the woman was involved in two accidents before crashing a third time into the yard of a home near Southwest 29th Avenue and Second Street. A couple driving by stopped to see if she was OK who she also tried to carjack. "One full carjacking, one attempted carjacking and two hit and runs," Miami Police spokesperson Rene Pimental said.
Police said, the carjacker then told the second victims that her father was trapped inside the car. When the Good Samaritans got out to help, the carjacker attempted to jump into their car, but they were able to fight her off. Pimental said, "She says, 'Come help my dad, who is in the car,' so as they go to the car she jumps into their car via the passenger side and attempts to take their car."
The woman then decided to take off on foot northbound on 29th Avenue. "The victims immediately run back," said Pimental, "and there is another struggle between the two Good Samaritans, and this offender, at which time she was not able to take the car, and ends up fleeing on foot."
No one was injured, however, and the suspect remains at large. The trickster left a path of destruction in her wake. Eladia Vila lives in the home where the carjacker last crashed, tearing up shrubbery and taking down a fence. "Somebody called my daughter and said, you have a big accident in your house," said Vila.
No one at the home was injured. "I'm so lucky that none of my great grandkids were injured," Vila said. "That's it. Thanks to that."
The woman fled on foot, dumping the Sedano's employee's bag in a bush. Police discovered it after someone noticed the suspicious bag and called 911. Though she left a trail of evidence behind, this woman remains on the loose. "She's been, I guess, successful with this trickery," Pimental said.
The woman accused of this crime is seen in surveillance video wearing all black, a lime green hair clip and blue shoes. She is believed to be in her mid-40s.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of this suspect, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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