From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — Police are looking for a suspect who carjacked a woman’s vehicle in Birmingham before driving the vehicle to the Riverchase Galleria parking lot, where he allegedly carjacked a second woman’s SUV.
Between the two carjackings, the first victim located and fired shots at the suspect, according to Carol Robinson.
The ordeal began at a convenience store on Fourth Avenue in Birmingham, when a man in a tan jacket and gray hoodie stole a woman’s car while she was in the store.
She called a friend to pick her up and began tracking the vehicle through an app on her phone, which was still inside the car. When she located the car in traffic in the 1500 block of Montgomery Highway, she called 911. She also confronted the suspect and fired two shots at him as he pulled away.
The victim then went to Hoover City Hall to file a report.
Just 17 minutes later, Robinson reported, the Hoover police received a call of a carjacking at the Riverchase Galleria. A woman reported that when she got out of her SUV, she was approached by a black male with a gun who fit the description of the suspect.
The suspect took her keys and fled in her black 2013 Nissan Pathfinder with Alabama tag 1BC1345.
The Pathfinder was later spotted in the Atlanta area and the first stolen vehicle was located in the J.C. Penny parking lot at the Galleria.