YORK COUNTY — York Poquoson Sheriffs Office (YPSO) are connecting a string of incidents to an attempted carjacking that took place on Old Williamsburg Road near Baptist Road outside of Naval Weapons Station Yorktown around 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 4.
According to a statement posted to the YPSO Facebook page on Tuesday evening (Feb. 8), that the department’s deputies were dispatched to the area around U.S. Route 17 and Colonial Parkway for a possible vehicle collision around 3 p.m. on Feb. 4.
A passerby told deputies that they saw a male running from the crash site. When deputies arrived at the scene of the possible accident, no one was located with or near the vehicle.
About thirty minutes later, the sheriff’s office started receiving calls about a man running into traffic and jumping on vehicles on Old Williamsburg Road near Baptist Road.
One of those calls reported that a man entered an occupied vehicle and attempted to gain control of it in order to flee the area. The suspect implied that he had a firearm and demanded that the victim drive. The victim was able to regain control of his vehicle and force the suspect out. The suspect then fled on foot in an unknown direction.
No other descriptive information about the suspect was provided by YPSO.
YPSO is asking anyone who may have been in the area of Baptist Road and Old Williamsburg Road at the time of these events to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or the YPSO Facebook Tip Line at (757) 890-4999 if you have information that may assist the investigation. Please reference report number 2200415.