Carjacking in Tigard 8/17/10

Carjacker Caught near Police Dept

This afternoon my brother, Richard Wilson, and his girlfriend were at a stop light at Hall and Greenberg road waiting to turn onto Oleson when an asian man wielding a screwdriver ran towards them and demanded they get out of their car through their opened window. They turned the car over to the thief who then disappeared in the vehicle.

Minutes earlier this same man had unsuccessfully attempted to carjack another vehicle in front of the Cheesecake factory at the Washington Square Mall and then ran towards Hall and Greenberg road to get away.

Detectives interviewed witnesses and then apprehended a suspect wielding a screwdriver in Beaverton at Murray and Allen where he was positively IDed as the perpetrator.

They found the car at the police station parking lot.

This must be the stupid thief hour.

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Reyna says ... on Tuesday, Aug 24 at 10:13 PM

I wouldnt have cared, if you see someone walk up to your car drive off..... or roll your windows up and lock it.... Idk figt or flight....

Sara says ... on Wednesday, Aug 18 at 10:34 AM

One might say the same thing - why not drive off? Fear can do a lot of things to people...can't say I would know what to do in that situation either...drive off, or stay. Glad your brother and his gf are safe.

jynmeyer says ... on Tuesday, Aug 17 at 11:07 PM

Because his window was opened and door unlocked- he actually opened his door and threatened them with a screwdriver.

REYNA says ... on Tuesday, Aug 17 at 3:23 PM

Why get out of the car? I would have taken off....

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