TOWN OF WALLKILL – Police are looking for a woman who carjacked a motorist in the parking lot of the Walmart store on Route 211 East in the Town of Wallkill.
The crime took place at about 7:23 p.m. on Friday, March 27 when a woman approached a 35-year-old White Lake woman in her parked car and asked her for a dollar. When the driver refused, the suspect told her she had been sexually assaulted and asked to use her phone. As the victim reached for her phone, the suspect produced a silver handgun, causing the victim to flee on foot. The suspect then took off in the victim’s car.
Shortly after the robbery, a tow truck driver approached the Town of Wallkill officers at the scene and said a car matching the description of the stolen vehicle had just collided with his truck on Route 211 and the entrance ramp to Route 17 east. The tow truck driver said after the crash, the vehicle fled east on Route 211 with possible front end damage.
The vehicle is a 2009 gray Hyundai Accent with New York license plate number FPR-5773
The suspect is described as a white female in her late 30s or early 40s, wearing a red curly wig with possible brown hair underneath, five feet, four inches to five feet, six inches tall, heavy set and wearing jeans and a black leather jacket.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Wallkill Town Police Department’s Detective Bureau at 845-692-6757.