7-year-old jumps out of car before thief speeds off from Detroit gas station

Posted at 2:44 PM, Aug 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-02 10:36:22-04

A child had just moments to escape a carjacking when a thief jumped in the vehicle and sped off from a Detroit gas station, police say. 

According to Detroit Police, the female driver went inside the store to pay for gas. The suspect then entered the gold 2004 Pontiac Montana, and the 7-year-old child barely managed to jump out of the minivan. 

Watch the surveillance video below:


The suspect escaped, and no one was injured. 

Police say the suspect is a black male with a medium brown complexion between age 30-35, 6-feet 2-inches and about 240 pounds.

He was last seen wearing ripped jeans, tan work boots, sunglasses and a bright yellow shirt over his shoulder.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Commercial Auto Theft Unit at (313) 596-2555 or Crime Stoppers at (800) SPEAK-UP.