Seventy-Six-Year-Old Man Carjacked at Midtown Target
Police are looking for a suspect Tuesday that reportedly carjacked an elderly man at a midtown store.
He was minding his own business, a 76 year old man, leaving Target, on his way back to his vehicle.
"He went to put his groceries in his car and about that time, this light skinned black male attacked him," said Sgt. Kurt Dodd of the Tulsa police department.
Several people witnessed the senior get assaulted.
"Struck him in the face several times, knocked his glasses off, hit him in the back of the head, and then also bit his hand," said Sgt. Dodd.
The elderly man, fighting for his car keys, but eventually succumbing to the brutality. His attacker stealing his car, but not before allegedly being caught on the store's surveillance cameras.
"And as you'll see on the video he's wearing a red shirt, he has on a blue ball cap, and it looks like he has braids," said Sgt. Dodd.
At mid-afternoon, police were asking for the public's help.
"Contact Crime Stoppers 596-cops," said Sgt. Dodd.
Once that went out over the airwaves
"We did get a phone call almost immediately, so we really appreciate that," said Sgt. Dodd.
The stolen car, found at a nearby apartment complex. The suspect nowhere in sight, but police catch another break with more surveillance video. This time from the apartments.
"He works his way through the apartment complex and ends up leaving basically down 12th street to the east," said Sgt. Dodd.
Officer described the suspect as being a black male around 160-200 pounds. He had braided or dreadlocked hair and was wearing a red shirt and blue jeans.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS or text TIP918 to CRIMES (274637).