Police Seek Subject in Carjacking

Derry police are looking for the suspect in a carjacking that took place this past weekend.

Derry Police Capt. Vern Thomas said a local woman was at the Ocean State Job Lot on Manchester Road this past Saturday. At 4:26 p.m., the police received a report of a car theft, Thomas said.

“When we arrived, we found the car owner standing on the sidewalk,” he said. “She alleges as she was getting into her vehicle, a man in a nearby vehicle jumped out, approached her and shouted that she should give him the keys.”

Thomas said, “Due to the tone and choice of his verbiage, she had cause to feel intimidated and gave him the keys.” A female passenger also felt intimidated and left the vehicle, Thomas said.

According to the owner, Thomas said, “He got in and sped off.”

The police investigated the history of the other car and learned it had been stolen from Manchester, Thomas said.

The theft is under investigation, and those with information are urged to call Derry Police at 432-6111.