As of Friday, April 19, 2013
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CONYERS -- The Conyers Police Department is looking for a man who carjacked a woman at gunpoint at a fast food drive-through Thursday night.
Police were called to the Captain D's restaurant at 1735 Ga. Highway 138 at about 8:15 p.m. Thursday where a 40-year-old Covington woman said she had ordered her food at the drive-through when a silver or gray Pontiac Bonneville in line behind her pulled up beside her vehicle. She said a man wearing a gray hoodie got out of the car and came toward her vehicle, prompting her to begin closing her driver's side window.
The man reportedly pointed a handgun at her, pulled back the slide, and ordered her to get out of the car and leave her phone and purse behind.
The victim complied and the man got in her red 2010 Mercedes C300 and drove away, with another driver following him in the Pontiac.
Other Conyers Police units saw the stolen Mercedes traveling westbound on Interstate 20 a short time later and gave chase. One officer reported that he attempted a traffic stop on I-20, but the suspect increased speed dramatically and began weaving in and out of traffic. The officer lost contact with the vehicle near the Evans Mill Road exit. The officer patrolled the Evans Mill Road exit and several miles of I-20 in an effort to find the car but was unsuccessful.
The stolen vehicle had Alabama license plate number 16A98W4 and was valued at $21,000.
The suspect was described as a light-skinned black man in his 20s with a short Afro hairstyle.