The 53-year-old woman was stopped in the 100-block of North State Street at about 1:03 a.m. when police said a suspect opened her car door. The suspect implied he had a weapon and forced the woman out of the car, police said.
The suspect then fled in the woman's gray 2008 Lexus SUV and is not in custody, police said.
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The woman was not injured. Area Three detectives are investigating.
According to CPD data, carjackings are on a 4% rise in the city compared to this time last year.