Carjacking in Overland; out-of-towner victimized while getting gas

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OVERLAND, MO (KTVI) - Another carjacking in the St. Louis area and police have surveillance pictures they want you to see.

According to our partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch a woman visiting from San Francisco was getting gas for her rental car at the QuikTrip on Page Avenue near I-170 when a man pushed her aside, jumped into the car, and began to drive away.

An eyewitness tried to help by reaching inside the driver's window and punching the carjacker, but the suspect managed to get away.

The car is described as a black Ford Fusion with Maryland license plate 3BY9935. Neither the victim nor the Good Samaritan was injured.

It marks the third carjacking this week in the St. Louis area.

Anyone with information on the suspect's identity or whereabouts is asked to call the Overland Police Department at 314-428-4760 or 314-428-1212.

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