Caught on Cam: Woman Attacked, Dragged During Carjacking at Gas Station

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    Police are searching for a man who was caught on surveillance video attacking and carjacking a woman at a gas station. (Published Friday, May 2, 2014)

    Police are on the hunt for a man who they say attacked and carjacked a woman at a gas station in North Philadelphia.

    Investigators say a 20-year-old woman and a witness stopped at the Exxon Station on the 3100 block of North Broad Street at 2:43 a.m. back on April 20.

    While the witness was pumping gas, investigators say an unidentified man approached the vehicle, opened the driver’s door where the woman was sitting, and asked for money.

    After the woman told the man she didn’t have any money, the suspect allegedly tried to pull her from the vehicle. Police say a struggle between the suspect, victim and witness then ensued.

    After the scuffle, police say the suspect pulled the woman by her hair and shirt from the vehicle and went inside the car. He then started to drive off while the woman was hanging on the side of the car.

    The woman eventually fell off the vehicle, suffering scrapes and bruises to her legs in the process. She was treated at Temple University Hospital.

    The suspect was last seen traveling south on Broad Street. He is described as a dark-skinned man with facial hair between the ages of 50 and 60, standing 5-foot-6. Police say he was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

    If you have any information on his whereabouts, please call Philadelphia Police.