Police: Elderly Man Carjacked At Midtown Tulsa Store - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

Police: Elderly Man Carjacked, Beaten At Midtown Tulsa Store

Posted: Updated:
The carjacking happened in the parking lot of a Tulsa Target, 17th and Yale. The carjacking happened in the parking lot of a Tulsa Target, 17th and Yale.
A vehicle matching the description of the victim's car found about six blocks away, at 11th and Erie Avenue. Police are now in that area, looking for the suspect. A vehicle matching the description of the victim's car found about six blocks away, at 11th and Erie Avenue. Police are now in that area, looking for the suspect.
This is a still from surveillance video of the suspect leaving a store near 17th and Yale earlier Tuesday afternoon. This is a still from surveillance video of the suspect leaving a store near 17th and Yale earlier Tuesday afternoon.
A still from the surveillance video from the apartment complex shows the suspect pulling up in the car and getting out. A still from the surveillance video from the apartment complex shows the suspect pulling up in the car and getting out.
TULSA, Oklahoma -

An elderly man was carjacked and beaten in the parking lot of a midtown Tulsa Target Tuesday afternoon, according to police.

Several witnesses in the 17th and Yale Target store parking lot called police because they saw an older man trying to fight off a younger man who wanted his car keys.

Police said the young man kept beating the 76-year-old victim until he got the car. That was just after 2:30 Tuesday afternoon.

Police soon got video from Reasors, showing the suspect leaving the store just minutes before he attacked an older man putting groceries in his car in the Target parking lot.

"When he got out to his car, he was attacked and beaten pretty severely, and the suspect took off in his car and drug the victim a little ways. The man is 76 years old and due to his age, the amount of trauma there, he was injured pretty bad," said Sgt. Kurt Dodd.

Within minutes of the first news reports about the carjacking, a tip came in about the victim's powder blue Cadillac DeVille.

It was parked at the Cedar Apartments, near 11th and Erie Avenue, and someone had seen the suspect possibly going in an apartment, possibly leaving.

Officers surrounded the apartments, but after a search, they determined the suspect was gone.

They got a break through good surveillance video at the apartment complex, showing the suspect from several angles. And the earlier description of him had changed, because the suspect changed clothes and tried to hide his long hair.

"We do have good video of the suspect leaving the location," Dodd said. "He works his way through the complex and leaves on 12th Street going east. He changes his shirt a few times, takes off his ball cap, moves his hair around so he doesn't look like he's got the dreadlocks."

We don't have an update on the victim's condition, but he was seriously hurt. Police say he was hit on the head, bitten on the hand and struck in the face before he was dragged by the car.

Police are working to find the suspect and hope someone will recognize him from the video.

Anyone who does should call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS.

Special Features

Community Calendar

Find out what's going on around town and submit events!

Share

See it! Shoot it! Send it! Share your weather pics and videos with NewsOn6.com!

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

Mobile Alerts

Get breaking news, headlines, weather alerts & more on your cell phone.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Special Coverage

  • Bridge Tracker

    How safe are Oklahoma's bridges? Use Bridge Tracker to find out now.

  • Cold Case

    Join Lori and local homicide detectives as they search for Cold Case clues.

  • Fallen Heroes

    News On 6 honors our fallen Oklahoma heroes. View our interactive timeline.

  • Murrah Bombing Timeline

    Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

  • Storm Zone

    Watch tornadoes tear across Oklahoma and learn how to stay safe!

  • Turnpike Timelines

    View a historical road map of Oklahoma's turnpike system.

Powered by WorldNow
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
TULSA'S OWN TM
GREEN COUNTRY'S OWN TM
Oklahoma's Own Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state including Tulsa's Own and Green Country's Own.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and KOTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.