Car found, thief still loose in Portland carjacking

Car found, thief still loose in Portland carjacking

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by Teresa Blackman, kgw.com Staff

kgw.com

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 4:42 PM

PORTLAND – A woman was carjacked early Wednesday morning in Northeast Portland and police found her car later in the day, but still no suspect.

The victim told KGW a man pulled her out of her car near the intersection of Northeast 100th Avenue and Glisan Street, threw her to the ground and then drove off.

"He seemed strung out.  You could tell by his body language and the way he was speaking," she said.  "It was horrible, horrible. I feared for my safety."

The car thief was described as a white man in his early 20s, with an average build, wearing a dark shirt and baseball cap.

The woman's stolen vehicle, a white 1992 Toyota Celica, was found by police hours later at the Eastport Plaza parking lot.  However, the suspect remained at large.

The car thief was not armed and the victim, a 43-year-old woman, was not injured, police said.

Anyone with tips for investigators was encouraged to call this non-emergency Portland police information line: (503) 823-3333.

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KGW reporter Ashley Korslein contributed to this report.

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