A suspect armed with a taser carjacked a vehicle from a parking lot at Highline College on Wednesday, Jan. 24, according to Des Moines Police.

Police say that the incident occurred at around 1:55 p.m. Wednesday in the lower portion of the South Lot (map below).

The suspect approached the victim’s vehicle, opened the door and displayed a taser while instructing her to exit it. The victim complied, and the suspect drove off campus with the victim’s vehicle – a 2004 silver Saturn Vue.

The suspect has been described by the victim as a “tall black male wearing a black hoodie.”

Kent Police also reported that a suspect matching this description – and also armed with a taser – stole a red Dodge Charger with a ‘Baby on Board’ sticker at 272nd Street in Kent earlier that day.

The Des Moines Police Department and Highline College Department of Public Safety are investigating this incident.

Highline College Public Safety strongly urges the community to report anything you perceive to be suspicious activity immediately – “see something say something.”

Each parking lot at Highline College is equipped with blue emergency phones which dials directly to Public Safety in case of an emergency.

If you have information that might be helpful in this investigation, please contact the Des Moines Police Department at 206-878-3301 or Highline College Public Safety at 206-592-3218, or e-mail at publicsafety@highline.edu.

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