Amherst Police in search of “armed and dangerous” carjacker

Published: May. 14, 2023 at 7:17 PM EDT
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AMHERST, Va. (WDBJ) - The Amherst Police Department is in search of the carjacker who robbed a woman Sunday.

According to police, the victim said a man holding a gun approached her at the Ambriar Shopping Center at 3:05 p.m. and stole her vehicle. The vehicle is described as a silver 2016 Subaru Forester with Virginia license plate number ZH5909.

Police describe the carjacker as a thin Black male, 5′ 6″ to 6′ and wearing a dark long-sleeve shirt, blue jeans, and a black face covering.

He is considered “armed and dangerous” and was last reported seen traveling south on Route 29 Business toward Lynchburg, according to police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Amherst Police Department at 434-946-9300 and ask for Captain Ryan Watts.