Police Department

Armed Carjacking

News Release


For immediate release: 09-13-2014 at 2300 hours


Armed Carjacking


Today just before 5pm an orange 2014 Dodge Charger with temporary tags was taken at gunpoint from a residence in the 500 block of north Westwood Drive. The victim was seated in her vehicle when she was approached by a younger looking, light skinned black male armed with a gray semi-automatic handgun.  The male ordered her out of the vehicle at gunpoint and then left in the vehicle.  There was a second black male on scene and he left the area in compact, black sedan.  The armed suspect was said to be wearing a white and gray cap and had black, curly hair.  The second suspect’s description was not available and nothing further was provided about the black sedan. The victim was not injured.

The stolen vehicle was located near 67th and Paseo at 6:25pm after a phone ping.  It was unoccupied and towed from the scene for evidence processing. 

The Independence Police are requesting anyone with information concerning this incident contact the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477 or the Independence Police Investigations Unit at 816-325-7330.