LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) – The Louisville Metro Police Department is warning the public after two violent carjackings in the West Broadway corridor, between 36th Street and Shawnee Park.
LMPD says it is still early into the investigations of the incidents; however, the suspect is at large in both cases.
Police say the incidents happened June 4 at 2 a.m. and then again on June 8 at 12:30 a.m. Police believe the suspect is the same in both incidents, based on a description.
“I'm going to try to stay cautious, I mean all the time, just not now, but I try to be that way all of the time,” said Frank Johnson who lives in the area.
The suspect appears to be targeting occupied vehicles in parking lots, LMPD said.
One of the carjackings ended in an attempted sexual assault. The suspect was also armed.
People in the neighborhood told WHAS 11 News that one of the incidents happened in front of a convenient store on 41st and Broadway. The owner told us they do have surveillance cameras and the video has been handed over to police.
“There is no reason, no dag-on reason that this should happen to anyone,” said Kay Pope who lives a few doors down from the convenient store.
LMPD posted a video to their Facebook page on Friday, June 9, featuring Lt. David Allen who talked about safety tips and requested any information to be called into the department’s tip line. The department’s anonymous tip line is 574-LMPD.
The department is not releasing any more information at this time.