TULSA - Police officers have found the car belonging to an elderly Tulsa man carjacked while unloading groceries Tuesday afternoon, but are still searching for the suspect in the crime.
At least 10 Tulsa police cars converged on an apartment complex near East 11th Street and South Erie Avenue Tuesday evening after receiving a call he and the stolen vehicle were at the property.
Officers soon determined the man was no longer at the complex, an opinion further supported by apartment surveillance video showing the suspect fleeing east on 12th Street.
Authorities did recover the 1994 powder blue 4-door Cadillac sedan DeVille. According to TPD Sgt. Kurt Dodd, the apartment was likely used primarily as a dump site for the car.
Earlier Tuesday afternoon a suspect, who surveillance video shows was walking around the 17th and Yale shopping center parking lot, followed a 76-year-old man, hitting him and knocking him down as the elderly man loaded groceries into his car.
A struggle ensued, police say, leaving the victim beaten and bitten. He was then dragged for a short time as the suspect drove away. Despite initially refusing emergency service, he later traveled to an area hospital to undergo testing.
The suspect, described as a light-skinned black man likely in his 20s or 30s around 5 feet 11 inches tall weighing between 200 and 220 pounds, was initially seen wearing a ball cap over braided hair or dreads, a red shirt and blue jeans, according to Tulsa police.
Apartment video, however, showed the man discarded the shirt and hat and was last seen wearing a black shirt.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers (http://bit.ly/TulsaCrimeStoppers).