By Karen Morfitt
LITTLETON, Colo. (CBS4) – Littleton police are investigating after two women were carjacked during the day over the weekend. The two cases have yet to be connected but police say the suspect descriptions are similar in both.
The first happened Saturday just after noon at an apartment complex near West Mineral Avenue and South Platte Canyon Road in Littleton.
Rikki, who asked to keep her last name private, was just getting home from work.
“Twenty yards from my door, and I didn’t think anything was going to happen to me when I was that close to home,” she said.
She said suddenly a man with a gun pulled up behind her and demanded she get out of the car.
“I thought someone was joking with me. I thought it was somebody I knew. I went to turn around and say something back to them, and that’s when he put the gun to my head,” Rikki said.
She immediately left everything behind and ran for her front door. The suspect jumped in and took off in her black 2002 Toyota Celica with Colorado license plate 587-EOY.
“My life is way more important than my vehicle,” she said.
A day later she learned of a second carjacking — this time in the parking lot of the Littleton Museum. Littleton police say it happened around 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. The suspect hit the woman before forcing her out of her black Buick LaCrosse and fleeing.
“It makes it a lot scarier that they’re still in the area and they are still attacking,” Rikki said.
Police have not said yet whether or not there’s a connection between the two, but Rikki thinks there’s a good chance the same person is behind both carjackings. She warns others in the area to stay alert.
“Be aware, take the extra second to look around.” She said.
The suspect in both cases is described as a black man in his late teens or early 20s and heavy set.
Karen Morfitt Joined the CBS4 team as a reporter in 2013. She covers a variety of stories in and around metro Denver. Connect with her on Facebook, follow her on Twitter @karenmorfitt or email her tips.