Woman carjacked in north London

Surveillance image of a suspect wanted in connection with a carjacking in north London, March 12, 2020. Photo courtesy of London police.

London police are turning to the public for help identifying a carjacking suspect after a woman was pulled from her vehicle at knife-point in the north-end.

The woman had just returned to her car in the parking lot of a plaza near Adelaide Street and Fanshawe Park Road around 5 p.m. last Thursday when a man ran up to her vehicle. The man opened her car door, pointed a knife at her and demanded she get out, police said.

The woman was then forcibly pulled out of the vehicle before the man got in and drove away.

The victim was not physically hurt.

Police found the suspect and vehicle a short time later in a garage on Irving Place. The man reversed the vehicle out of the garage, crashing into a police cruiser in the process.

The stolen vehicle, a black, 2-door 2005 Toyota Echo, was found abandoned roughly three hours after the carjacking.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, approximately 5’9”, 165 lbs, between 30-35-years-old, with short auburn hair. He was wearing a navy blue ball cap with white writing, a grey or white shirt, a black hooded jacket, and blue jeans.

Police released a photo of the suspect on Friday.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).