CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Division of Police has provided more information about the armed carjacking of Gina DeJesus that took place early Thursday morning.
Police believe the involved vehicle in the crime is a silver 2015 Toyota Camry. Anyone with information regarding the vehicle or suspects involved is asked to contact The First District Detective Unit at 216-623-5118. Anonymous information can be provided via Crimestoppers at 216-25-CRIME.
DeJesus, best known as one of the three women who survived being kidnapped and held for several years by Ariel Castro in a home on Seymour Avenue in Cleveland, was not hurt during the incident, according to police.
The carjacking happened around 1:50 a.m. on Thursday when officers received a call in connection to an Aggravated Robbery in the area of West 127th Street and Triskett Road. Upon arrival, police were met by DeJesus, who told officials that while stopping briefly on the road, two Black men in a silver sedan drove around her vehicle, cut her off, and blocked her from leaving.
DeJesus told police that one man then hopped out of the driver's seat and began walking towards her vehicle. The man then pointed a gun at her face and instructed her to step out of the vehicle.
After complying with the request, DeJesus began to walk away from the vehicles. The man in the driver's seat, however, stopped her and asked for the keys to her car-- which were still in her pocket. She handed the key fob over and both vehicles left the scene heading eastbound on Tristkett Road.
The two men were described by DeJesus as wearing blue jeans and having short dreadlocks.