The Jackson Police Department has recovered the car that was stolen during an armed robbery and carjacking that occurred on May 12 about 6 p.m. on Eastwood Place in Jackson.
The white Volvo S40 that was stolen was found at an apartment complex on Forest Avenue and has been towed to the mobile crime lab to be processed, said JPD Commander Abraham Thompson, who is over major investigations.
“We’re hoping to pull prints and maybe DNA,” he said.
Thompson said the suspect drove “the Volvo recklessly with no regards for human life” and deserted the car at the complex. The police do not have a suspect in custody for the carjacking, he said.
The police think the same suspects may have also been involved in an incident on Douglass Drive on May 10, but they lack evidence to support that, Thompson said.
The incident on Douglass Drive occurred at about 5 a.m. when a home was broken, a purse taken and a white Toyota Highlander was stolen. The police said the suspect fired shots at the homeowner but missed.
The Toyota Highland was found on Louisiana Avenue in Jackson. The police do not have a suspect in custody for the incident on Douglass Drive.
JPD has shared a video from a home security system that captured the suspect in the Douglass Drive incident on Twitter and the video has aired on local television news. “We’re hoping someone will call Crime Stoppers,” Thompson said.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS (8477).
Thompson encourages anyone who sees any individuals who look out of place in their neighborhoods to call JPD. “That’s what we call a proactive measure,” he said.