The Philadelphia Police Department released surveillance footage on Tuesday detailing a carjacking that occurred this week in the Allegheny West neighborhood.
At 10:15 a.m. Monday, a 61-year-old male was at the LukOil gas station located at 3130 West Hunting Park Avenue. An unknown male pulled into the gas station in a late-1980’s Oldsmobile station wagon and walked to the cashier booth behind the complainant.
Shortly thereafter, the suspect entered the complainant’s car and attempted to drive away. The victim turned and reached into his vehicle attempting to stop the offender, but the offender drove off, dragging the victim for several feet with his vehicle.
No injuries to the victim were reported, and his vehicle was recovered several blocks from the scene. The Oldsmobile station wagon was later determined to be stolen.
The suspect is described as a black male, 5’9″, 30 to 40 years of age, with a medium complexion and goatee. At the time of the carjacking, he was wearing a gray sweatshirt and a gray baseball cap.
If you see the suspect, police ask you not to approach him and to contact 911 immediately.
To submit a tip or provide information, call (215) 686-TIPS, text a tip to 773847 (PPD TIP), use the department’s website or contact the Northwest Detective Division at (215) 686-3353/54.