Suspect in Monroe Township carjacking arrested in Ohio

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News
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A Shelby Township man is accused of yanking a woman out of her car Wednesday and driving off with it, the Monroe County Sheriff's Office said.

The 34-year-old suspect was arrested in Ohio. His name is being withheld until he is formally charged.

Investigators said a man knocked on the woman's car window as she sat in a gas station lot, demanded her 2020 Toyota Camry and pulled her out of the vehicle before driving away. The incident happened at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the 7-Eleven/Marathon gas station at 14495 Laplaisance near Interstate 75 in Monroe Township.

The victim, a 55-year-old Monroe resident, suffered minor injuries and was transported to ProMedica Toledo Hospital, officials said.

They said the man was last seen driving the turquoise-colored with Ohio license plates and damage to the front end southbound East Albain.

Deputies said the Camry was found unoccupied at about 5 p.m. Wednesday in Perrysburg, Ohio. The Lake Township Police Department and Ohio Highway Patrol initiated further investigation, which led to the arrest of the suspect, they also said.

Anyone with information about the incident should call the Monroe County Sheriff's Office at (734) 240-7540 or (734) 240-7530.

Detroit News staff writer Charles E. Ramirez contributed.

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