Vehicle stolen in Saturday carjacking recovered Tuesday morning

Published 1:00 pm Tuesday, October 4, 2022

A woman was carjacked in front of Gregg’s Office Supply on South Jackson Street Saturday afternoon. The victim was not injured and the car was recovered Tuesday.

“I’m glad the young lady wasn’t physically injured,” said Brookhaven Police Chief Kenneth Collins. “It only takes a few seconds to commit a crime. They wait for the ‘perfect victim,’ and in a few seconds they’re gone.”

Multiple agencies are assisting Brookhaven Police Department in the investigation, Collins said. Officers and investigators have been working on the cases around the clock, the chief said, doing “the best we can with what we’ve got.”

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The mid-size Ford SUV was recovered Tuesday morning in the parking lot of an apartment complex near the intersection of North Jackson and Shadyside streets. According to police officers, the owner of the complex called it in.

“It was found as-is, locked, with the driver’s seat laid back,” said BPD Assistant Chief Clint Earls. “There are nine apartments in this complex. We have knocked on all the doors and questioned all the residents. We’ve gotten conflicting stories as to how long it’s been here.”

The car was towed by Porter’s Body Shop to the BPD station for forensic processing. No security cameras are installed at the complex, Earls said.