Robbinsdale Police Ask Residents To Be Alert After Attempted Carjacking
Robbinsdale police are asking residents to be on alert after an attempted carjacking in a residential neighborhood.
Police say the incident happened Sunday in the area of Indiana and 34th avenues north.
Officials say a driver was pulled over and talking on his cell phone when a man, possibly a teen, tried to open his driver’s side door. The victim told police that the person pulled out a handgun and demanded he get out of the car. The driver quickly put his car in reverse and escaped unharmed.
Robbinsdale police say the case serves as an unfortunate reminder to take extra precautions.
“If you have to be on the phone, just make sure it’s in a well-lit area if it’s at night or go to a public place like a gas station or a restaurant, maybe in their parking lot if you have to make a phone call,” said Robbinsdale police Capt. Chad Stensrud.
The attempted carjacker was seen getting into a 2013 black Hyundai passenger car with personalized Minnesota license plate DAPHNE. Police believe the Hyundai was stolen.
No one was hurt and no arrests have been made. If you have any information, call Robbinsdale police.