Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Looking for suspect who tried to carjack couple's car with baby inside

At about 9:40 p.m. last night, Nov. 22, a couple who was moving from Colorado to southeast Missouri made a pit stop at a convenience store at 2911 Van Brunt. The couple stopped with their family - who were in moving vans - for gas. They had just put their 6-month-old baby in the car and were waiting just outside the vehicle for the moving vans to finish filling up when a man in a dark hoodie approached and got in the car and tried to drive it away. The man shows up in the video at around the 7:30 minute mark.

The mother broke the window out of the car with her elbow. Her husband jumped over her, through the broken window, and got into the backseat of the car and started kicking the suspect. The suspect crashed the car and took off on foot. We need your help to find him. The surveillance video below shows the incident. The suspect is very hard to see, and the victims could only describe him as a black male. If you know anything about this, please call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS. The victims suffered some cuts and bruises but are OK, and their baby is safe.