Baltimore County police today sought the public's help in identifying a man suspected in a carjacking last week in the White Marsh area.
According to police, county officers were called to the 5700 block of Arnhem Road the morning of Dec. 27 for an alleged carjacking. The victim, a 56-year-old man police did not identify, told the officers he was starting his daughter's vehicle when the suspect walked up to him, pulled him out of the SUV and sat down in the driver's seat.
The victim had one leg inside the vehicle when the suspect started to drive off, police said, but the man was able to get out of the way as the carjacker fled toward Cynthia Terrace. Officers checked the area but were unable to locate the vehicle or the suspect.
A few days later, the suspect was recorded on a surveillance camera inside an office building in the Harford County area, according to authorities. Employees at the building called police because the man was acting suspiciously, but before any officers arrived, the suspect fled the area, leaving the stolen SUV in the parking lot.
Detectives believe that man is responsible for the carjacking since he matched the description of the suspect initially given by the victim, police said.
The suspect is described as black, 6 feet 2 inches tall, with a medium build and a light complexion. According to police, he was last seen wearing a black bandanna that covered his face, a dark-colored jacket and a dark-colored hat.
Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call Baltimore County police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-LOCKUP (1-866-756-2587). Callers can remain anonymous, and those calling Metro Crime Stoppers may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.
January 7, 2005, 3:18 PM EST