Woman Robbed and Carjacked in Mall Parking Lot

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ELYRIA, OH -- Elyria police are looking for a man they say robbed and carjacked a woman in the Midway Mall parking lot Tuesday afternoon all while she was on Facetime with her boyfriend.

According to police, the 22-year-old woman left work just before 4:30 p.m. and headed to her car in the Best Buy parking lot. She was in her car for a short time when a man opened the door, grabbed her by the neck and said "give me your money or you'll be dead."

The woman offered the suspect her debit card, which he refused. He continued to choke her while trying to start the car, when the woman told him her keys and purse were in the trunk.

As he approached the trunk, the woman was able to get out of the car and get away. She ran back inside the store, where good Samaritans called 911.

You can hear the victim hysterically crying in the background as the caller told the dispatcher, "this woman at Best Buy, in the parking lot at Midway Mall was just attacked and robbed."

According to authorities, the man still has the woman's car, which is described as a teal 1998 Ford Escort with a license plate number of ELV1496.

Shoppers and people who work in the area hope he is caught soon and wonder what else he might try.

"It's scary," said Joanne Fitzpatrick. "It's usually a pretty busy area, that's kind of scary."

Fawn Brooks added, "I've lived here my whole life, but this whole world is crazy now."

Anyone with information is asked to call Elyria police.

21 comments

  • Brenda

    A woman should be able to sit in her car and talk on the phone without being robbed and carjacked. She doesn’t to read comments from low life half wits who blame the victims of crime. I hope you callous people get yours someday.

  • black chick

    FART
    HONESTLY ALL BLACK PEOPLE ARE TROUBLE. WHAT I WANT TO SAY TO IS ALOT BUT I HAVE CLASS SO IM GOING TO SKIP ALL THAT FROM WHAT I SEE ALL THE WHITE KIDS ARE SHOOTING UP SCHOOLS BULLING AN MAKING HEADLINES. NO MATTER WHAT, ALL RACES HAVE SOMEONE THAT HAS BEEN TROUBLE SO CHILL WITH THE SMART REMARKS ITS NOT THE COLOR THAT DOES THE CRIME ITS THE PERSON. ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE.

  • Taylor Seman

    Random question out there for any of you members of the peanut gallery: what motive could someone possibly have to file a police report against an UNKNOWN person? That makes NO SENSE.

    Perhaps before we start talking about what theories make sense, we should examine our own.

    My sister is having a rough enough time without idiotic, uninformed comments like these.

  • staci

    I am astounded by the complete ignorance of people who have nothing better to do than troll around the internet and make ignorant comments about things they know nothing about. I hope that you pathetic people never have to face a situation where you have to fight for you life because I am certain you wouldn’t have even half the couragr and strength that this young woman has.

      • Adam

        This is why more people need to learn to carry a firearm. It shouldn’t be like that, but that’s the world we live in. Can’t wait for one of these jobless people to try and rob a person with a gun. If this were me this guy would be dead and the news coverage would be a totally different ending.

  • Holli

    how is it the world has become such a pathetic hateful place. the victim is an extraordinary human being who went through a terrible ordeal. why must you try to pick apart the story? why not commend her for her strength and courage? how would you feel if this article was about your daughter, your sister, or even yourself? don’t you think she has gone through enough? she doesn’t need miserable pathetic human beings to make this ordeal any harder by accusing her of lying.you would be lucky to possess half of the courage she has. next time you want to feel like a big bad internet bully, do us all a favor and shut the fuck up.

  • carol slates

    Why does the race card always have yo be played?/ Black? White? Green? What does it matter? A thug is a thug. Racial issues are never going away as long as neither side can give it a rest. This girl was accosted by a person…..not a color. Made up?? Really?? What did she do?? Stash her car????

  • Nita H.

    Wow. The things people say Just to be heard… Prayers going up for the victim. But especially for the redundant stupidity of Chuck Styles and Fart. .. Such opinionation deserves a REAL NAME don’t you think? ??

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