BELLEVILLE, Ill. – A Belleville woman says a carjacker surprised her outside her own home and stole her vehicle.
According to a spokesperson for the Belleville Police Department, the incident took place around 10:05 p.m. on Tuesday in the 1400 block of Commercial Street.
Officers met with the victim, who said she was walking from her car to her residence when a man approached and demanded her car keys.
The man knocked her to the ground, took the keys, and drove off in a red Chevy Cruze with Illinois plates AZ43997.
The suspect did not display a weapon and the victim was not injured, police said.
Police describe the suspect as a Black man, approximately 5’9” with a medium building, wearing dark pants and a ski mask.
Anyone with information about the crime and/or location of the victim’s vehicle should call the Belleville Police Department at 618-234-1212.