MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Police Department is searching for three suspects in a violent attempted carjacking Wednesday at Crump Market in the 1000 block of East E.H. Crump Boulevard.
According to a report, the suspects up pulled alongside the victim’s vehicle at a fuel pump around 2 in the afternoon Wednesday. The victim immediately ran out after one of the suspects entered her car.
She quickly regained control, but the suspect then tried to force her out of the vehicle by kicking her.
Camera footage shows a female suspect clapping and apparently cheering as the victim is being kicked repeatedly. Another suspect was shown walking inside of the market.
The victim told police as she was leaving the store after paying for her gas a man stopped her, attempting to distract her as another man tried getting in her car. The woman ran to her car began fighting with the accused robber.
She says the woman watching from the nearby getaway car yelled at her, “We almost got you!” before a total of three people got into the waiting car and drove away.
They drove off after failing to take the woman’s car. The car they were in was reported stolen from the 6400 block of East Shelby Drive on March 31. It’s described as a 2013 four-door blue Volkswagen. The tag is TN 4N68K5.
The victim wasn’t taken to the hospital for injuries.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.
Records show the victim in the attempted carjacking has had run-ins at this gas station before. Police told us in February she was involved in a wild shootout in the parking lot.
Video shows a man firing shots, one of them injuring a woman. Other people involved start shooting back.
The group had gathered to fight after an on-going feud over a Facebook post.