Archive for Sunday, July 24, 2011

Police searching for suspects in reported Saturday morning carjacking

July 24, 2011


Lawrence police are searching for suspects in a reported carjacking early Saturday morning that sent one man to the hospital.

According to Lawrence Police Sgt. Susan Hadl, police were notified of the incident about 3:45 a.m. Saturday. A caller reported the incident in the 2400 block of Winterbrook Drive. When officers arrived on scene, they discovered a 28-year-old Lawrence man who had suffered lacerations and bruises to his head.

The man said he had been asked to assist with transporting someone in the area. He arrived at the location and went to knock on the door of the residence he had been called to.

Hadl said the man was then jumped by two people he believed to be black men, one armed with a handgun. The two suspects tried to push the man back into the vehicle, a blue Cadillac. When the man fought back, he was struck in the head, reportedly with the weapon. The victim was able to fight the men off and ran to a nearby residence to call for help. In the meantime the vehicle was stolen by the suspects.

The man was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released.

Additional information regarding suspect descriptions or the incident itself was not available Sunday morning.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding the incident to call the Lawrence Police Department or Douglas County CrimeStoppers at 785-843-TIPS.


somebodynew 6 years, 8 months ago

Ah, with this one I think more than the criminals are stupid. Of course there is more to the story than told to the reporter, but I have a problem with: 3:45am the person was "asked to assist with transporting someone in the area. He arrived at the location and went to knock on the door of the residence he had been called to. " Was this a taxi ?? If so, I understand, if not - maybe I am not helpful, but if someone calls me at 3:45 am they had better be REALLY good friends of mine, cause I am not going anywhere.

average 6 years, 8 months ago

I was guessing one of the KCI transport services. Lot of 6 AM flights... that's when I've been picked up at that hour.

jhawkinsf 6 years, 8 months ago

While you're thinking KCI Airporter, I'm thinking a tweaked out druggie looking to keep his rush on.

love2fish_ks 6 years, 8 months ago

Joe - why did you mention the race of the men?

love2fish_ks 6 years, 8 months ago

Right...... Why was only race mentioned. Other equally important facts were left out, e.g. age, build, make and year of the caddy, etc.

Liberty275 6 years, 8 months ago

They did give the race of the caddy. It's a smurf.

betteratKU_law 6 years, 8 months ago

It is a relevant fact when the suspect is at large.

Why is it people only comment when it is a black suspect whose race is reported?

Liberty275 6 years, 8 months ago

I'm pretty sure it would be mentioned if he was green.

WaxAndWane 6 years, 8 months ago

I agree, race should not have been mentioned. We might offend someone that is the same race as the carjackers. As a matter of fact, the gender shouldn't be mentioned either for the same reason. Actually, now that I think about it, the report shouldn't even mention the species. It would be better to say "Two life forms carjacked a Lawrence man on Saturday." They shouldn't give out any more information than that and use that as the criteria to find the suspects.

greenworld 6 years, 8 months ago

I thought all cadillacs came installed with GPS....?

HeGone 6 years, 8 months ago

Sounds like this man is lucky to be alive. Just speculating, but he arrived at that location with something the robbers wanted....(Setup) for what he had probably not the car. But since the robbers knew he could come back and point out the residence, they took him hostage beat him with a gun luckily he fought his way out out. This very well could have ended differently. The LPD knows this wasn't a transportation assist, even though he got car jacked.

Flap Doodle 6 years, 8 months ago

The suspected miscreants have a carbon-based metabolism, are probably mammals and are capable of bipedal locomotion. Saying anything beyond that might offend some other biped.

Monica Miller 6 years, 8 months ago

I may be wrong but wasn't it a blue Cadillac in the carjacking earlier this week?? And he knew the people then too??

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