Police searching for car thief who dragged man at gas station on Detroit's west side

Posted at 12:28 PM, Mar 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-14 17:42:26-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — The Detroit Police Department is asking the public to identify a suspect wanted in a carjacking on Detroit's west side.

On Sunday, March 3, at approximately 7:20 a.m. in the 23600 block of Grand River, a suspect entered the victim's vehicle, a red 2018 Nissan Sentra, which had been left running outside the location.

The victim, who was in the gas station, observed the suspect inside his vehicle and ran out to it, then opened the driver's door.

The suspect drove off, dragging the victim until he fell to the ground. The suspect then fled westbound toward Telegraph. The victim had non-life threatening injuries.

Police describe the suspect as about 30 years old, wearing a baseball cap, white zip-up hooded jacket, white and black sweatpants and white and black gym shoes.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect is asked to call DPD's Commercial Auto Theft Unit at 313-596-2555 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.