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Group of women returning from vacation carjacked in Maplewood

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Police say several men carjacked a group of women in the 7200 block of Southwest in Maplewood Sunday night. Credit: KMOV Police say several men carjacked a group of women in the 7200 block of Southwest in Maplewood Sunday night. Credit: KMOV
MAPLEWOOD, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Police in Maplewood are searching for three men who carjacked a group of women Sunday night on Southwest Avenue.

It happened around 11:30pm in the 7200 block of Southwest. Police say three men, two of them armed, approached a group of women who were unloading their car after returning from vacation. One of the suspects had a handgun, the other had a shotgun and police say one of the victim’s tried to fight back.

“The guy with the shotgun punched her in the face, she was able to get the shotgun away from him, they hopped in her car and took off,” said Megan Andersen, a neighbor who came outside after the robbery happened.

Police say the woman suffered scrapes and cuts.

Investigators could be seen leaving the scene with an evidence box that appeared to hold the shotgun. They also say a stolen car was left behind at the scene. Right now there is no surveillance that police made available.

This is the latest in a rash of carjackings in Maplewood.

In June, there were two carjackings and three attempted carjackings. Charles Ackerman was charged in four of the incidents.

Neighbors like Andersen feel on edge following the carjacking.

“It could have been me.”

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