FERNDALE, Mich. (WXYZ) -
Ferndale police are searching for a man who tried to carjack several people and was ultimately successful in one case.
Investigators say the crime spree started after they responded to a hit and run crash in the 500 block of Academy. They discovered the vehicle involved was stolen in a carjacking in Detroit.
After that crash was reported, police got several 911 calls from people reporting attempted carjackings.
The description of the suspect was similar in each case.
According to police, the first attempt happened on Silman where two men were pulling into their driveway.
They say the suspect started banging on the driver's window and yelling for the driver to get out of the car.
Police say the suspect opened the door and grabbed the driver, but the driver managed to get away from the suspect.
In another incident, police say the suspect demanded the keys from a man. When that man refused, police say the suspect hit the victim on the head with a brown paper bag he was holding. The victim told police that he heard glass breaking when he was hit on the head. He suffered some cuts to his head and the suspect ran off.
Investigators say the crook carjacked a man who had just arrived home on Wordsworth.
He stuck an object into the man's chest and demanded the keys to his Subaru. The suspect took off and now police are still searching for him.
The suspect is described as a black man, 25-35 years old, clean shaven, short hair or bald.
The vehicle that was stolen is a 2002, red Subaru Impreza station wagon. Plate BVM 6456.
If you have any information, please call Ferndale Police at 248-541-3650.
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