Police investigating carjacking, attempted carjacking at gas stations
Detroit police are investigating a carjacking and an attempted carjacking at two westside gas stations.
The first carjacking took place about 11:45 p.m. at a BP gas station on the 4100 block of West Eight Mile, which is west of Livernois.
Detroit police spokesman Dontae Freeman said the victim is a 23-year-old black woman, who'd pulled her silver 2006 Dodge Charger into the station to get gas.
A gold Chevy Tahoe pulled in right behind her and a man got out, with a handgun, and ordered the woman out of the Charger.
Drivers in both vehicles drove off, eastbound on Eight Mile. She was not hurt in the carjacking.
Police describe the suspect as a black man with medium complexion, braids, "cut off" jeans, and a handgun.
Then about 50 minutes later, at 12:35 a.m. at a Mobil gas station at West Seven Mile and Meyers, a carjacking was unsuccessful.
The victim, a 36-year-old man, pulled into the Project Green Light gas station in a newer-model charcoal gray Dodge Challenger.
A black Dodge Charger pulled into the station, and a man inside pointed the rifle at the driver of the Challenger. A second man exited the Charger with a handgun and demanded keys. The driver of the Challenger instead ran away.
The suspects were unable to steal the Challenger, and were last seen driving southbound on Meyers.
Police offered descriptions of the two suspects. The man carrying the pistol is a light-skinned black male, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall. He wore a T-shirt and jeans.
No detailed description was available for the man who pointed the rifle.