COLORADO SPRINGS — A mother who tried to stop a carjacking suspect from driving away in her car with her children still inside has been found safe and unharmed along with her kids, according to the Colorado Springs Police Department.
The department said it has also located the suspect who drove off in the woman's car when the victim made her way into the passenger seat.
Police said a woman left her car parked and running next to a truck in the parking lot around 12:40 a.m. as she went into a 7-Eleven gas station in the 1700 block of South 8th St.
A woman then left the truck, got into the victim's car and started to drive away. The department described the vehicle as a possibly newer silver Toyota sedan.
CSPD said the woman was at the counter when she saw her car being stolen and yelled her kids were in the car. She then ran out of the store and tried to stop the car by running in front of it. According to police, the woman was then hit by the car. She then started hitting the windows before making her way into the passenger seat.
Officers said the vehicle then drove away with the victim in the car and that the truck that the suspect left drove away when the carjacking began. The truck is described as a "smaller, older model two-door truck, possibly a Ford Ranger."
The suspect is described as a heavyset woman with short brown hair and multiple tattoos on her chest, arms and wrists.
The victim is described as a woman with a slim build, blue-dyed hair and tattoos on her chest.
The department said this investigation is ongoing at this time.