Woman injured in violent Walker's Point carjacking
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A violent carjacking just after sundown has neighbors in Walker's Point looking over their shoulders Tuesday, Oct. 5.
Milwaukee police were able to recover the stolen vehicle, a red GMC Arcadia. As they look for suspects, they're hoping surveillance video has what they need.
Milwaukee police are monitoring the block 24 hours after a 20-year-old woman was hurt and her mother's vehicle stolen.
The victim was picking up her sister from a business near 2nd and Bruce when she was carjacked in a parking lot.
"I was kinda surprised. I don't hear much of that happening in the neighborhood," said Matt Opgenorth, who lives nearby.
"Would you ever have expected something like that to happen around here?"
"I sure wouldn't at all. I'm totally surprised," said Maggie Leslie, a business patron.
Police say two men ordered the woman out of her vehicle by force and then struck her. She was bleeding when she ran to a nearby business for help.
"The victim ran in. She's distraught. She's saying that she's just been assaulted. There's visible wounds on her face and arms," said Eric Waldron, business patron.
Waldron says people in the business all jumped in to help, and that was good to see. While the suspects are still unidentified, police later recovered the stolen vehicle.
"Yeah, a little bit of justice. But you know what I think, you get the car back, you don't get back your peace of mind," Waldron said. "It's just sad that this can happen anywhere, anytime, you know, and locations you normally would've considered safe, like Walker's Point, Water Street, you see this activity. It was a Monday night, not that late, and just the age of the victim, it's shocking."
Milwaukee police say anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS.