NORFOLK--An alert motorist managed to stop a carjacking Wednesday at JANAF Shopping Center.
According to police spokesman, Chris Amos, an unknown man attempted to carjack a woman in the parking lot around 3:15 p.m. The suspect forced the woman from her vehicle and as he was trying to escape with it, a male driver pulled his vehicle up to block him from leaving.
The suspect then jumped out of the vehicle and escaped on foot with the woman's purse.
The man was last seen leaving the parking lot in a pickup truck described as a blue, two - door Ford F150 with gold or beige trim and long bed. The truck's exterior was extremely dirty, there was a license plate on the back of the truck but not one on the front. The plate was also extremely dirty but was described as an out of state plate possibly from Connecticut.
The suspect has been described as a black male in his mid twenties, 5' 09' to 5'10'' tall, 140 to 150 pounds with brown skin, low cut hair and dark eyes. He was last seen wearing a dirty white t-shirt and beige cargo shorts that were sagging. The suspect's face is described as being shaped like a peanut, his personal appearance was described as being dirty and unkempt. The suspect also had a silver ring in his lower lip with a silver ball on its end.
On Friday afternoon, police released a composite of the suspect.
If anyone has information about the suspect, they are asked to call the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.