Young man wanted after 68-year-old attacked during attempted carjacking

Courtesy: Metro-Nashville Police Department

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police is working to identify a young man who attacked a 68-year-old woman during an attempted carjacking.

It happened outside the Kroger gas station at 3410 Gallatin Pike Tuesday night in Inglewood. Police said the woman was standing by a gas pump when she was pushed down by the man who then forcibly took the keys to her Lexus SUV.

According to a press release, the victim continued to struggle with the suspect when she was struck again, falling to the ground.

Courtesy: Metro-Nashville Police Department

Police said the suspect yelled to two nearby accomplices, “I got the keys.”

During the altercation police said a gas station attendant yelled at the suspect who tossed the keys to the ground.

All three suspects then fled on foot.

The suspect who struck the woman is a young black man who is believed to be in his mid-teens. At the time, he was not wearing a shirt and had a white cloth or t-shirt tied around his head.

Police said he is around 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 100 pounds. The two other suspects were both wearing red hooded sweatshirts.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.