Attempted carjackers injure mother, almost kidnap kids

By: Sara Kandel | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published October 4, 2012

Police said a Roseville woman is in serious condition after going through a horrifying ordeal earlier this morning.


It was just after 8:45 a.m. Oct. 4 when the 31-year-old Roseville mother was preparing to drive her two children, ages 7 and 8, to school. She realized she’d forgotten an item in the house and made the decision to dash back inside and grab it while the children waited in the car.


She was in the home for less than one minute, but it was a minute too long for two carjackers who noticed the running vehicle and hopped on the opportunity.


“As the victim exited her home, she observed two younger black male suspects entering the front seating area of her 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which had been parked and left running in the home’s driveway,” said Roseville Police Chief James Berlin in a written release.


The victim hurled herself towards the car, screaming and pleading with the men to not drive off with her children.


They ignored her pleas and fled the driveway at a high speed, striking and then running over the woman during their escape and leaving her seriously injured on her driveway in the 26000 block of Collingwood.


The suspects didn’t make it far, witnesses said, before they lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a telephone pole in the 18000 block of Marquette. They then fled on foot from the wreckage and were picked up by a small, dark-colored minivan or sport-utility vehicle driven by another black male suspect, according to police.


Responding officers secured the children from the crash site and found that they sustained no serious injuries in the accident. They were given to the care of family members while their mother was transported to a local hospital, where she is currently listed in temporary serious condition with head and leg trauma.


Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call the Roseville Police Department at (586) 447-4483.