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MPD investigating carjacking involving a mom and baby in Midtown neighborhood

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- An unknown man carjacked a Midtown woman Tuesday when she returned to her Vollintine home from dropping her son at school, according to a Memphis Police incident report.

The report stated the victim had her baby in the backseat when a man came up to the car with a gun. He let her get her cell phone and baby from the backseat before he took off with the car, a 2012 Toyota Prius.

Heidi McCormick is a mother of three who lives across the street from the Crump Avenue home. She didn't know about the incident until WREG came to her neighborhood Friday. She said crime is increasing in the area.

"Everybody that I’ve talked to has put alarms in their house with videos," she said.

The Greenline also runs next to the neighborhood.

Cyclist and Midtown resident Marshall Sanchez said he rides on it at least once a week. He didn't hear about the carjacking either, until WREG told him.

"I don’t think it’s a matter of what neighborhood you live in. I just think it’s spread out around the city. It doesn’t discourage me from living here but it’s a shame to hear it happened. I'm glad to know and be aware," Sanchez said.

According to the incident report, the suspect is a clean-shaven black male wearing dark clothing with an average build, dark clothing and a short Afro with twists.

The victim declined to comment for this story.