Teen carjacks woman in Carson's parking lot in Hammond

The Carson's department store in Hammond, Ind.

A 63-year-old woman was carjacked Monday evening in the parking lot of the Carson's department store in Hammond, Ind., police said.

At about 8 p.m., the woman was approached by a male teenager with a handgun in the lot, located in the 6600-block of Indianapolis Boulevard in Hammond, police said.

The boy told her to leave her car keys, purse and 2011 Mercedes. The offender drove away in her gray-colored vehicle. She was not injured.

A Chevrolet Camaro, which was reported stolen shortly before the Carson's carjacking, was found in the same Carson's parking lot. The Camaro was stolen from south suburban South Holland.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Sgt. Jeffrey Ritter at 219-852-2990.
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