Police looking for suspects behind Delaware carjacking

A Good Samaritan, who pulled over to help a woman he thought was having car troubles, wound up a carjacking victim.

Delaware State Police say the incident occurred overnight, Wednesday, at 1:15 a.m. after a 38-year-old man left a Wawa in the 300 block of Naamans Road in Claymont. He told police he pulled over to help a woman standing beside a Ford Crown Victoria on the shoulder of Naamans Road at Hickman Road with its hazard lights on. At that time, police say the woman, joined by a man, both armed, walked up to the victim’s BMW and pointed a handgun at his head, forcing him into the back seat of the Ford.

Meanwhile, a third armed suspect sped off in the victim’s car, traveling westbound on Naamans Road. The Ford took off on I-495 and forced the victim out of the car in the area of Edgemoor Road, where he called State Police. The victim, police say, was not injured.

The victim’s vehicle has not been found at this time and is described as a silver 2006 BMW X3 with Delaware registration #PC166062. Troopers ask if anyone sees the vehicle to call 911 immediately, as the suspects are considered armed and dangerous.

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