Surveillance video shows crash, carjacking suspect - 8 News NOW

Surveillance video shows crash, carjacking suspect

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LAS VEGAS --  New exclusive surveillance footage obtained by 8 News NOW could reveal more about the woman police say carjacked two people and hit a pedestrian Wednesday afternoon.

Metro Police are still looking for the woman. Police say she carjacked a cab near Rancho Drive and Decatur Boulevard and hit a pedestrian. When she took of from that scene, she crashed at Cheyenne Avenue and Jones Boulevard where she ditched the cab and went on to steal another car, police said.

Workers at My Auto Service say they witnessed the woman with the stolen cab crash and then take another car. They say the incident happened within a matter of seconds and was captured on the businesses security camera. The workers weren't initially sure of what they had witnessed.

"We actually thought it was one of the cars that fell out of the rack," said Robert Duran, mechanic.

The auto shop is just across the street from where the cab crashed. The video shows Duran and other mechanics rushing out of the shop to see what created the noise. They saw the woman get out of the car.

"She walked out of there, like as if, nothing happened," he said.

What the workers didn't know was that the woman was already suspected of stealing the cab she crashed and hitting a pedestrian just blocks away. The video shows her immediately approaching another car and its driver.

"He got out, he thought the lady was going to come and ask him 'are you ok?' Because I guess he got hit too but he opened the door and took off his belt, and that's when the lady tried to push him out and got into the car," Duran said. "He said 'oh, she just stole my car and she left.'"

My Auto Service workers immediately raced to the victim. They say he was stunned, but okay.

Police are still looking for that second stolen car. It is described as a light blue Chevy Aveo. The license plate number is 741 WLP. Metro says if you see the car or have information, call 9-1-1.

The only information police have on the suspect is that she is a tall black woman.



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