Woman carjacked at Altamonte Springs gas station, police say

Carjacker described as black man in silver Honda Accord

By Dawn Jorgenson - Graham Media Group

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. - Police are investigating after a woman was carjacked while pumping gas at an Altamonte Springs RaceTrac Friday afternoon.

The Altamonte Springs Police Department said the woman left her keys hanging in the ignition of her 2008 blue Honda Accord, with Florida tag DAP-L97, as she pumped gas at the station at 484 State Road 434.

Police said as she pumped gas, an older model silver Honda Accord pulled up next to her with four people inside. A black man got out of the silver Honda and asked her for the time as another black man got into her car through the driver side, police said.

After a struggle ensued between the victim and the man inside her vehicle, the man turned on the car and sped out of the parking lot heading south on State Road 434 with the silver Honda following, police said.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office reported seeing the victim's vehicle in its jurisdiction being driven in a reckless manner.

Police said the victim did not suffer any injuries.

Officials continue investigating the incident.

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