CLEARWATER, Fla. – Clearwater Police officers and detectives are investigating a carjacking that occurred at knifepoint earlier this evening.
The crime occurred at 5:16 p.m. at the PetSmart parking lot at Clearwater Mall, located at 2625 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd.
Police say the suspect pulled open the driver’s door and yanked the victim from the car at knifepoint. He then fled the area in the 62-year-old victim’s light blue 2008 Hyundai Accent. She was not injured.
He later was seen on video using her stolen credit card at a Pinellas Park gas station.
Before the incident at PetSmart, he had approached and threatened another woman at Costco, but was unsuccessful.
He is described as a white male, between 20 and 30 years old, about 6 feet tall and 180 pounds. He has a blonde buzz cut and was wearing blue jeans and a black t-shirt with white lettering on the back that read, “Local Crew.”
Anyone with information on his identity should call Clearwater Police at 727-562-4242.