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Wethersfield carjacking suspect pushes elderly woman out of car: Police

The woman wasn't injured.

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. — A carjacking suspect threatened a woman Monday before pushing her out of the car and driving away from the scene in her car, according to police

Shortly after 2 p.m. a woman, who police described as elderly, was at 100 Executive Square, when a man entered her car as she attempted to park in the lot. Police described the suspect as about six feet tall, in his 20s or 30s, and wearing black pants and a hoodie.

The suspect then told the victim to take him home. The victim refused and the suspect said he had a gun before pushing her out of the car. 

"I helped the lady I saw when the guy go away," said Evelyn Vazquez, who lives in the same building as the victim. "I tried to stand her up, because she can't walk, she can't talk, she was shaking like crazy."

Police said she received medical attention at the scene but did not report any injuries. She told FOX61 off-camera that besides some bruises, she is doing okay. She said, the suspect nearly ran her over.

"The guy who pushed the lady, he almost, that guy crossed to the legs with a car," Vazquez said.

This incident has left the residents of the 62 and up building on edge.

"Well it's scary, close to home. You never would think something like that happens but it does," said Anna Williams of Wethersfield.

She said she is now taking extra steps to keep herself safe.

"A flashlight in case something for self-defense," she said. "I'm always turning around when I'm walking," Williams said.

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The car, a 2011 Nissan Versa, was found several hours later in Hartford. It was seized for evidence processing. 

Police asked residents to remain alert and vigilant. Residents of the building said they will be looking out for each other as well.

"That could happen to someone else, to anybody it could happen," said Virgilio Vazquez of Wethersfield. "You've got to take a look around," he said.

Anyone with information on the incident should call Lt. Gustavo Rodriguiz at 860-721-2872.

Gaby Molina is a reporter and anchor at FOX61 News. She can be reached at mmolina@fox61.com. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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