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Man sought after beating and carjacking a woman in northeast valley

An elderly woman speaks to @News3LV after she was carjacked and beaten. Police hope video surveillance will help identify her attacker. (Christy Wilcox | KSNV)

The victim of a recent carjacking is speaking out as investigators search for the suspect.

On May 10, 2018 at approximately 5:45 p.m. LVMPD patrol officers were dispatched to the intersection of Summer Heights Lane and Cedar Avenue in the northeast part of the Las Vegas valley to investigate a call of a suspicious vehicle.

A caller was walking down the street when someone was heard crying for help from a vehicle that was parked at the intersection.

The woman inside the car spoke to News 3, saying she was carjacked and beaten.

"I'm very lucky to be alive," said the lady who wants to remain anonymous.

When officers arrived, they found an elderly female victim stuck inside the dashboard of the vehicle suffering from bruises and lacerations.

“He had me pinned under that dash in such a way that I couldn't get out," the victim said.

The victim indicated she had been carjacked and beaten before the suspect left her in the vehicle. She was transported to UMC Trauma for treatment of injuries sustained during the incident.

During the course of the investigation initiated by the Northeast Area Command Patrol Investigations Section, detectives learned the victim was driving her car and returning home after running errands when her vehicle was rear-ended by another vehicle.

A male suspect came up to the victim’s window and asked her if she was okay. The suspect undid the victim’s seat belt and told her to get into the passenger seat. When the victim refused, the suspect indicated he had a gun and would kill her.

The suspect shoved the victim over the center console and drove the vehicle out of the area, drove around for approximately 30 minutes and during that time, punched the victim repeatedly. The suspect took personal property from the victim then parked the vehicle at Summer Heights Lane and Cedar Avenue.

The victim was still wedged in the passenger floorboard of the vehicle when the suspect got out of the car.

Video surveillance from a nearby residence shows the suspect getting out of the victim’s vehicle and getting into another silver or grey sedan that had been following the victim’s car, and the suspect vehicle left the area.

The suspect was described as a black male adult around 25 years old. He had black hair and black framed glasses with round lenses and he was last seen wearing a black tee shirt and black shorts. The driver of the car the suspect got into before fleeing the scene could not be described.

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact the Northeast Area Command Patrol Investigations Section by phone at 702-828-7355. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com. Tips leading directly to an arrest or indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may be eligible for a cash reward.

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