Woman escapes as shots fired during attempted carjacking on Pembroke Road

Police say 2 vehicles blocked woman's path

By Peter Burke - Local10.com Managing Editor, Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. - A woman was able to get away after an attempted armed carjacking Monday morning in Pembroke Pines, police said.

The incident occurred about 5:30 a.m. in the 12900 block of Pembroke Road.

Pembroke Pines police Capt. Scott Carris said the woman was driving west on Pembroke Road when two vehicles stopped in front of her SUV, blocking her path.

Carris said a masked man inside one of the vehicles got out and approached the SUV, but the woman put it in reverse and drove away. As the woman got away, the masked man and another person opened fire, shooting the SUV several times.

The woman eventually made it to a nearby Chevron gas station on Flamingo Road, where a bystander called police. A gas station attendant said the victim was hysterical as she described to police what happened. 

Carris said the woman wasn't hurt.

Pembroke Pines police said one of the two white sedans involved in the incident was found later in the day.

The white Dodge was found abadoned just south of Pembroke Road on 145th Avenue, authorities said. Police said it had been reported stolen in Miami Gardens.

Police said they are still searching for a white Volkswagen Jetta involved in the incident.

Detectives believe the attempted carjacking may be related to similar incidents reported in Miramar and Davie that also happened Monday.

Miramar police spokeswoman Tania Rues confirmed that a carjacking had occurred at 5:45 a.m. at 6812 Miramar Parkway.

Rues said the victim was at the ATM when he was approached by two men who demanded his SUV.

According to Rues, the carjackers left in the victim's 2014 white Toyota RAV4.

Anyone with further information about any of the carjackings is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.

 

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