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Lawrence PD locates carjacking vehicle, arrests man allegedly responsible

Posted at 5:22 PM, Oct 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-25 21:53:25-04

LAWRENCE — The Lawrence Police Department has provided an update after a carjacking and kidnapping occurred on Monday.

According to the department, police have located a vehicle matching the description provided to them of the stolen vehicle. They have also arrested a 52-year-old man and preliminarily charged him with armed robbery, criminal confinement, unlawful possession of a handgun and resisting law enforcement, according to police.

WRTV first reported on Monday after a woman was carjacked in Lawrence and later dropped off in downtown Indianapolis. The suspect was able to get away with cash.

"He told her to scoot over to the passenger side. At the same time, he pulled up his shirt showing the victim he had a handgun in his waistband," Lawrence Police Department Chief Gary Woodruff said.

According to Lawrence PD, the victim did everything correctly given the situation.