Suspect steals vehicle from auto parts store after failed carjacking attempt at Newport News Food Lion

Posted at 8:22 PM, Oct 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-08 11:42:53-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Newport News Police have located a suspect who stole a vehicle from an auto shop after an attempted carjacking at a grocery store Friday morning.

19-year-old Isaiah Johnson

Around 10:44 a.m., police received a call from someone at the Food Lion in the 300 block of Oyster Point Road. Officers arrived to find the victim, a 73-year-old Newport News woman, who told them an unknown male grabbed her and tried to take her keys. She also said he implied he had a weapon.

The suspect was unsuccessful and fled from the scene to the Advance Auto Parts near Oyster Point Road and Warwick Boulevard, where police say he then stole a gold vehicle that was unoccupied and left running.

No injuries were reported in either incident, and the suspect has been identified as 19-year-old Isaiah Johnson. He has been charged with with Abduction, Grand Larceny of Motor Vehicle and Carjacking.

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