Southfield — In what might be a new world record, Southfield police captured two armed carjackers a mere seven minutes after the crime occurred — and the incident included shots fired by an officer.
According to the Southfield Police Department, the incident occurred at about 2:51 p.m. Wednesday in the 28000 block of Greenfield Road when a 52-year-old man was approached by two men, one of whom was armed with a handgun.
The gunmen stole the victim’s wallet, cellphone, laptop and his vehicle, a 2012 Chevrolet Impala.
Southfield officers located the vehicle at 2:56 p.m. southbound on Greenfield and followed it into the parking lot of Northland Mall. Both suspects bailed and attempted to flee and were arrested after a short footrace.
Shots were fired by a police officer, but no one was injured. The handgun used during the carjacking was recovered as was the victim’s wallet.
The suspects were ages 22 and 24. The incident remains under investigation.