MPD: Woman carjacked with AR-15 at local gas station

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis police are investigating an armed carjacking at a local Valero gas station.

Police say the carjacking happened the night of June 29 at a gas station in the 1700 block of White Station.

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The victim told police she parked her 2018 Audi A6 in front of an air pump and was sitting inside the car with the doors closed.

She told police she was approached by two men with guns.

One of the suspects said, “Get out of the car,” according to police.

When the woman got out of her vehicle, the suspect fled northbound on White Station toward Quince.

She said the suspects’ vehicle was a four-door SUV, possibly orange or burgundy. Two other suspects were in the vehicle but never got out, police said.

The victim told police her car had tinted windows, black rims, and the driver’s side rear tire was completely flat when the car was stolen.

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“Yeah it’s scary, sometimes we don’t know what’s going on, we look outside,” said gas station clerk Alemayehu Felate.

Felate said he was eating dinner when everything happened.

“She was crying and she was trying to get help, she said I need help, I need help,” said Felate.

Police obtained video surveillance of the scene.

According to police, the video shows a possibly carjacked Hyundai Santa Fe pull into the lot while the woman was sitting inside her vehicle.

Two men got out of the Hyundai armed with guns. One weapon was an AR-15, police said.

The video shows the victim being forced from her car before the suspects get into the Audi and flee.

The woman refused medical attention after the carjacking.

Police said officers canvassed the area and a city-wide broadcast was issued.

The woman’s car was later found in the 4300 block of Fredericks Avenue, police said.

The investigation is ongoing.

Call Crimestoppers at 901-528-CASH.