UPDATE: Carjacking near Charleston and Rainbow sends elderly man to hospital

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An elderly man was hospitalized Thursday following a carjacking near W. Charleston Boulevard and S. Torrey Pines Drive.

Metro Police said officers responded to the call around 1:36 p.m. Police said the 87-year-old man was driving a 2014 Toyota Avalon when an African American male, possibly in his 20s, approached the man in his own garage.

Metro said the suspect approached the victim and shoved him to the ground breaking the victim’s collarbone. The suspect then took the man’s wallet before going on the run in the victim’s car with the Nevada license plate number 170ZGV.

The victim was taken to Summerlin Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

According to Metro Police, in the last 24-hours, in the last few weeks, they’ve seen numerous vulnerable people, such as senior citizens victimized.

“Neither this department nor this community will tolerate these acts,” said Metro Police Deputy Chief Chris Jones. “We will bring every law enforcement resource to bare to apprehend you and take you to jail.” 

The suspect is said to have been wearing a brown pullover and light pants.  Detectives do not believe the latest carjacking is related to the two other recent incidents.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro Police.

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