Schnucks carjacking victims’ car found in city of St. Louis; suspect still at large

Police have recovered the car taken in an armed carjacking at the Schnucks at Butler Hill Road in south county Tuesday but are still searching for the man they say carjacked a couple in their 60s in broad daylight.

The suspect, armed with a gun, is alleged to have demanded the couple’s 2014 Chevrolet Impala as the man loaded groceries into the trunk and the woman sat in the driver’s seat. The woman got out of the car, but as the suspect took off, the man loading the groceries fired at least one shot at the fleeing car.

The brazen carjacking at the Concord grocery store happened around 10:55 a.m.

Police found the unoccupied Impala Thursday near La Salle Park in the city of St. Louis.

The investigation continues.

Police are asking anyone with information on the crime to contact the St. Louis County Police Department at 636-529-8210 or CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS(8477).

The man who was carjacked was also armed and fired at least one shot at the suspect as he drove away in the couple’s car, police said.

About 10:55 a.m., officers from the St. Louis County Police Department’s Affton Southwest Precinct responded to the Schnucks parking lot at 4333 Butler Hill Road for a report of a carjacking.

The victims said the man was loading groceries into the trunk of the couple’s car, with the woman in the driver’s seat of the beige 2014 Chevrolet Impala. A man approached them with a gun and demanded their car.

The woman got out of the car, and the suspect got in and quickly drove away.

The armed victim shot at least one time toward the fleeing car as the suspect took off.

The suspect was described by the victims as a black male, but police did not provide any other description.

The incident is under investigation by the St. Louis County Police Department’s Bureau of Crimes Against Persons.

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