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WPD Detectives Investigating Carjacking/Kidnapping Incident

Worcester, MA (October 26, 2011) - On Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at approximately 7:49 PM Worcester Police responded to the Shaw’s market located at 14 West Boylston Street for a report of a female Yellow Cab driver who had just been a victim of a carjacking, kidnapping and an armed robbery. Upon the arrival of police, they met with the victim; she informed the officers that she picked up a young male and female couple in the Price Chopper parking lot located at 221 Park Avenue. The victim drove the couple to the Greendale Mall and when they arrived at that destination the male stated that this was a robbery, reached over the seat and placed the driver in a choke hold. Although not seen, the male suspect stated to the victim that he had a gun. At this time the driver handed the suspect some cash. The suspect then jumped over the seat, forced the cab driver to the back seat with the female suspect and drove off heading towards the CVS located at 44 West Boylston Street. The male drove to the CVS and exited the cab and entered the store, leaving behind the cab driver with the female suspect. At this time the cab driver grabbed her purse and exited the cab and ran towards the Shaw Market to call police. The male suspect exited the CVS, entered the cab and drove off with the female suspect.

Several police units responded to the area and began an extensive search of the area. Several minutes after the search began officers located the cab parked outside of 44 Byron Street; no suspects located.

The first suspect is described as a white male, 5’10”, 20’s, dark hair, facial hair, wearing a dark colored puffy coat with a hood, dark baseball hat and baggy pants. The second suspect is described as a white female, small build, dark hair, brown eyes, a slight bruise under her left eye, wearing a leather jacket, blue jeans.

Worcester Police Detectives responded to the scene and interviewed the suspect and witnesses. The victim, who was unhurt, was able to provide some information to assist in the investigation, however, if anyone has information about this incident they can send an anonymous text to 274637 TIPWPD + your message or send an anonymous web based message at worcesterma.gov/police. Calls can also be made to the Worcester Police Detective Bureau at (508) 799-8651.

There will be no new additional information released at this time.

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