Cranston robbery suspect carjacks vehicle with woman, baby inside

 By: News Staff

CRANSTON, RI – Police are searching for a man who robbed a hair salon and carjacked a vehicle with people inside.

The Cranston Police Department received a call on March 29, at 9:00 am about a robbery that occurred at Shear Dimensions Hair Salon on Reservoir Avenue.

Officials learned the suspect fled on foot but then received additional information that the suspect who carjacked a vehicle on Knollwood Avenue shortly after, matched the description of the burglar from the hair salon.

A witness tells police the suspect drove south on Reservoir Avenue with a female victim and her one-year old child in the car.
Shortly after, the vehicle was located on Reservoir Avenue with the female victim and child inside unharmed. She advised police the carjacker exited the vehicle and got inside an older model dark colored BMW.

ABC6 News caught up with some residents on Knollwood Avenue, who cannot believe something so intense happened so close by. “Never had anything like this happen,” recounted Tillie Orleck, who has lived on that street for more than 50 years. Neighbor Erin Rico describes the street as quiet and safe. “To hear something like this happening here is pretty surprising.”

The suspect is described as a black man in his mid to late 30s with a medium complexion and spotted pigmentation around the mouth. He is about 250 to 270 pounds with braided corn rows.

Police are asking anyone with information to call Detective Robert Lindsay at 401- 477-5142.

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