Virginia Beach Police searching for carjacking, robbery suspect

Posted at 2:50 PM, Sep 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-02 20:33:41-04

Virginia Beach, Virginia - Police are searching for a man they say carjacked a woman, then robbed a gas station early Friday morning.

The carjacking victim told police she was loading her car around 5:00 a.m. in the 3700 block of Snowdrift Circle, preparing for a trip.

"I think he was just waiting for the opportunity," one of her neighbors said.

She was approached by the suspect who implied he had a gun, then drove off in her car.

Around 5:15 a.m., the suspect drove the stolen car to Miller's Neighborhood Market at 627 Independence Boulevard.

The suspect attempted to buy a soda, then used force to steal money from the register when the clerk opened the register to make change.

He also stole a children's charity donation box as he was leaving.

"That was the part that upset me, I was like, 'really? he's going to steal from the kids?'" said, Samantha Lande, the store's manager.

The donations were meant for the Miller Oil Foundation, which donates to various local charities.

The suspect was last seen  leaving in the stolen car towards the Town Center area.

The suspect is described as a black male, 35-40 years old, 5'10"-6'0", 210-225 pounds, muscular build, clean shaven, wearing green camouflage pants, a purple t-shirt and a faded black/brown Cheesecake Factory hat.

He had a black tattoo on his upper left arm and his left ear was pierced.

The vehicle is described s a silver Acura TSX 4-door sedan, Special Edition model with a factory body kit, Virginia tags WRZ-1959.