Detroit police work to identify suspects after man carjacked while pumping gas

Carjacking suspects are believed to be in their late teens

Detroit police released photo of suspects in a carjacking that happened at 3 a.m. on Jan. 16, 2023, on East Outer Drive in Detroit. (WDIV)

DETROIT – Police in Detroit want help identifying suspects after a man was carjacked while pumping gas.

The carjacking happened at 3 a.m. on Monday (Jan. 16) in the 1500 block of East Outer Drive in Detroit.

Police said a 24-year-old man was pumping gas when three teens approached him on foot.

One of the teens pointed a weapon at him and demanded he hand over his car keys and money. Then all three suspects entered the victim’s silver Hyundai Accent and fled the scene.

DetailsSuspect 1Suspect 2Suspect 3
AgeLate teensLate TeensLate Teens
Weight140 lbs140 lbs140 lbs
ClothingFace mask, red/blue jacket and gray pantsFace mask, black hooded sweatshirtGray coat, light-color jeans, black ‘Timberland’ boots

Police said nobody was injured in the carjacking.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department’s Commercial Auto Theft Unit at 313-596-2555 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up.

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