St. Johns police looking for attempted carjacking suspect | News
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office is looking for a suspect in an attempted carjacking that took place early Tuesday morning.
The man approached the female victim from behind at a Kangaroo gas station, 465 State Road 16, after she came out of the store after paying for gas around 4:35 a.m., according to a release from SJSO Public Information Officer Kevin Kelshaw.
He told her that he "just escaped from jail" and needed her car, according to a release from the SJSO. She told him she needed it for work, and he then told her that she should not fight him to keep her car.
She then reached into her car, grabbed her keys and cell phone and went back into the store to have an employee call SJSO. The suspect was unable to start the car and proceeded to flee down westbound down State Road 16 on foot, according to the release.
The suspect is a white male who was wearing a light colored baseball cap, a black T-shirt, blue jeans and sneakers.
SJSO detectives are seeking possible witnesses, including a white male with a dark SUV, and a white female who was talking with the woman before the attempted carjacking. She was using crutches and wearing a maroon top and blue jean shorts.
Anyone with any information concerning this investigation is asked to contact Detective Sean Tice at the SJSO at (904) 209-2192. You can also remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a cash reward by calling CrimeStoppers of N.E. Florida at 1-(888) 277-TIPS (8477).