Man carjacked at gunpoint near Lakewood bar

LAKEWOOD, Ohio-- Lakewood Police are investigating a carjacking in one of the city’s most popular areas. The corner of Detroit Avenue and Matthews Avenue was busy with activity just 12 hours after a man was held at gunpoint.

Lakewood police say the man parked his car in a surface lot that serves several area businesses around 10:30 pm Saturday. He was walking to a local bar when two men approached him with a gun. According to police, the men were dressed in all black and had their faces covered.

After the two suspects left the area in the man’s car he went to Around the Corner and called police.

“To think that that kind of thing could happen is terrifying and you wouldn’t think it would happen at 10:30 at night especially again in this neighborhood it feels like a safe area to be in,” said Erin Baker who frequently comes to Lakewood to go shopping.

Rocky River Police say one of their officers spotted the car later in the night and chased it. The pursuit ended when the car took an exit off the highway toward downtown Cleveland.