ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – A female victim went through a harrowing night Monday as a man stole her car and briefly held her captive.
The victim said she was getting gas at the BP Gas Station at Natural Bridge and Grand and stepped away while pumping gas.
When she got back in the car, a man she don’t know was laying the backseat. The man put a gun to the back of her head and demanded her purse, phone and keys. He reportedly threatened to kill her if she did not comply.
The victim, whose name has not been released, said she had just dropped off her four kids when the carjacking happened.
The suspect threatened the victim, reportedly pulling her hair and hitting her in the head with the gun, He did eventually let her go, saying “I should kill you but get out.”
The suspect took off with the car and crashed on Greer Avenue.
Police told the victim that the entire incident was caught on surveillance video, with footage showing the man sneaking into woman’s car.
The victim says a witness at the gas station got in his car and chased the suspect after she started screaming.
According to the victim, police got a tip that the suspect was in a particular house on Greer Avenue. When police went in, they didn’t find him.
The investigation is ongoing.