Surveillance video shows a woman escaping from a carjacking in the parking lot of a midtown Tulsa Walgreens store in May.
Surveillance video shows a man walking up to an SUV in a midtown Tulsa Walgreens parking lot in May. The man carjacked the SUV, but the female driver was able to escape before the suspect fled the scene in the vehicle.
Surveillance video shows a woman running from her SUV after a man carjacked her in the Walgreens parking lot at 15th and Yale in Tulsa in May.
Surveillance video shows an SUV driving away in a midtown Tulsa Walgreens parking lot in May. A woman was carjacked but got away and the suspect fled the scene in the vehicle.
TULSA - It was an ordinary afternoon in May as a woman returned a movie to the Redbox outside a midtown Walgreens.
"I was turning around to get back in my car and I didn't see anyone," said the woman who did not want to be identified.
But surveillance video from the Walgreens near 15th and Yale showed a different story.
It shows a man talking on his phone slowly approaching the woman's white SUV.
"Next thing I knew someone hopped in my backseat and yelled at me to drive," but she refused.
"I started yelling just let me get my purse, just let me get my purse."
She struggled with the suspect, who began pulling her hair.
But seconds later she made it out of the van with her purse and keys.
The suspect hopped in the front seat and drove off.
"Now with this specific vehicle it is a keyless vehicle so even though she had the key he was able to drive away in that car," said the Tulsa Police Department's Jill Roberson.
A few days after the SUV was stolen at Walgreens it was found miles from there in fairly good condition but there were no signs of the suspect.
"I hope that he is caught and I hope that he goes to jail," said the victim. "It's not fair."
Tulsa police hope someone can recognize him on the surveillance video, before he strikes again.
"I've had many, many nightmares about it," the victim said.
Police have a vague description of the suspect, only that he's black.
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