Belleville police investigating carjacking - KMOV.com

Belleville police investigating carjacking

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BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

Police in Belleville are investigating a carjacking that occurred Wednesday morning.

Authorities said a victim was getting into his gray Dodge Dart in the 400 block of N. High Street around 7:30 a.m. when the suspect approached him. He then asked the victim for a lighter, police say.

As the victim reached into his car to get the lighter, he felt an object against his lower back. Police said the suspect demanded the victim’s car. The victim complied.

The suspect then drove away in the victim’s car.

The suspect is described as a black male, 5’7”, with a full beard, wearing a brown jacket and dark skull cap.

Anyone with information is asked to call Belleville police at 618-234-1212 or CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-8477.

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