4 wanted after woman carjacked at Lipscomb University

(Courtesy: Metro-Nashville Police Department)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police are searching for four young men they say carjacked a woman on Lipscomb University’s campus.

It happened around 11 p.m. Saturday while the victim was sitting in her vehicle at the university located at 3901 Granny White Pike.

The victim reported she was driving out of the Lipscomb Academy parking lot when she stopped to text a family member. While texting, police said one of the suspects tapped on her driver side window with a handgun and told her to get out of car.

(Courtesy: Metro-Nashville Police Department)

As she reached for her purse before getting out of her  2003 blue Hyundai Sonata, a second suspect appeared and told her “you’re not taking that.”

When the woman got out of her car she noticed a third suspect when the gunman told her to run. The victim was able to call police from a nearby home.

The suspects fled in the woman’s Sonata. It still has not been recovered.

Police said the suspects may be teenagers and arrived to the campus in a Toyota 4 Runner with a sunroof and possible a sticker on the windshield.

Anyone with information is urged to call our partners at Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.

Kim Chaudoin, a spokesperson for Lipscomb University, said crimes like that are extremely rare on the campus. Lipscomb is in Nashville’s Green Hills neighborhood.

“I have been here 26 years,” said Chaudoin. “In all of my time here, something of this magnitude has not happened. So it’s very, very unusual.”

Chaudoin says the incident is a good reminder that no neighborhood is immune to crime.

Shortly after the holdup, students and employees were notified via email or text alert.

“We just alerted them to be extra cautious and vigilant, and to practice good common sense safety practices,” Chaudoin said.