Teen carjacked in midtown, fights back & escapes

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Reported by: Janai Norman
Updated: 4/30/2013 10:39 pm Published: 4/30/2013 6:48 am

Two suspects are on the loose after the police say they carjacked a teen at gunpoint Monday night.

It happened around 11:30 p.m. at the intersection of 41st Street and Utica Avenue. Police say the woman was stopped at a red light when a man and woman jumped in her car and threatened her with a gun.

It happened in an area where nearly every homes looks have a security system.

Milton Smith tells FOX23 News “I heard the helicopter last night going over and I thought ‘what in the world are they looking for?’”

Police used a helicopter and K-9 units to search for a man and woman they say was carrying a small dog at the time.

The victim told police the suspects demanded she take them to 61st Street and Peoria Avenue, before pistol whipping her.

“We saw them circling over the Peoria area,” Smith says. “When they told her to take them to 61st and Peoria that ought to tell you something has got to be done about that, big time, because they've had a lot of crime there.”

Police say the woman was able to jump out of her car near 43rd Street and Lewis, with her keys in hand, and ran to a nearby home. After the people inside didn’t answer the door, she stuck her head through the doggie door calling for help.

Smith lives just doors down from the victim was able to find help. He says the incident speaks to a larger issue of crime in pockets of the city like 61st & Peoria.

“You see how it spreads to different communities when they don't do anything about it,” he says. “So I hope the mayor and city council can do something about it.”
Tulsa Police’s helicopter and K-9's were unsuccessful in tracking down the suspects. Officers tell FOX23 News investigators will continue to follow up on the report.

The victim was treated for a minor head injury.

If you have any information on the crime call the Crime Prevention Network at 918-596-COPS. 

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