Yakima Police Investigating Carjacking

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Yakima Police investigating a carjacking that took place last night outside a business on West Yakima Avenue.

Police say the owner of the business had just closed his store and was entering his car. He was confronted by a man and woman who demanded cash. The victim initially refused to hand over any money but eventually did after the suspect pulled out a knife. The suspect then took the cash and the victim’s car and fled the scene.

The suspects are described as a Hispanic man and Hispanic woman, both in their late teens or early twenties, both 5’4 to 5’5 with average builds. The man was wearing blue jeans and a blue sweatshirt, the woman was wearing a light sweatshirt with jeans. The stolen vehicle is a 1999 white Lincoln Town car with Washington plates AQZ-7915.

The suspects fit the description of the suspects involved in another car-jacking earlier in the day. A Yakima woman gave the suspects a ride from Macys. Once in the vehicle the male suspect pulled out a knife and demanded that the victim drive to Seattle. The woman refused, pulled into a convenient store near 18th and Nob Hill and jumped out of the car. The vehicle was abandoned a short time later near South First Street and Nob Hill. Two people were taken into custody but they turned out to not be the suspects.

The Yakima Police Department urges you to not give anyone a ride if you do not know them. Also be aware of your surroundings as you approach your car. If you see anyone suspicious near your then call 9-1-1 and ask for a Police Officer to come to the scene before you enter your car.
If you have any information in either of these cases or if you see the Lincoln Town car , we urge you to call 9-1-1.