Vehicle Stolen at Gunpoint

On Monday, July 24, 2017, at approximately 11 p.m., FHPD officers responded to the Winchester Apartment Complex, located on IL Route 159 at Frank Scott Parkway in Fairview Heights to investigate a carjacking, which had just occurred.

When officers arrived, they found a female victim, who reported that while she was sitting in her vehicle parked outside of her building, a black male approached her and told her to get out of the car while pointing a handgun at her. She exited the vehicle; the suspect got in and drove away toward Frank Scott Parkway.

The suspect is described as a black male with dark skin, approximately 20 years of age, clean shaven, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with grey in the middle.
The vehicle is described as a white, 2013 Kia Optima, with Illinois license plates, Z286911. The victim was unharmed during the incident.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact the Fairview Heights Police Department, 618-489-2100 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS (8477).