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CLEVELAND – Cleveland police are searching for two men who attempted to carjack a woman as she waited in her car at a grocery store.

The Cleveland woman was sitting in the passenger seat of the car, waiting for a friend, in the parking lot at the Giant Eagle on Lorain Avenue at around 5 p.m. on September 6th.

As she waited, two young black males approached the vehicle. One of them pulled a semi-automatic handgun from his waistband and ordered her to get out of the car, but to leave her purse. The woman refused to leave the purse, and even grabbed the car keys before she got out of the vehicle.

At this point, her friend came out of the store and saw what was happening. He ran over to the scene and after an argument, the suspects fled on foot on Lorain Avenue.

Both men were inside the Giant Eagle before the attempted robbery and were photographed on the store’s surveillance video:

They are both described as being about 5’9″ tall. One has a slender build.

The First District detective unit has taken over the investigation. Anyone with information should call them at 216-623-5118.

Google Map for coordinates 41.456970 by -81.788463.

Giant Eagle

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