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Willowick couple carjacked at gunpoint outside of their home after possibly being followed by suspect

The male suspect pointed a gun at the couple, demanded their keys and drove off in their vehicle.

WILLOWICK, Ohio — Editor's note: The video in the player above is from a story published on Jan. 4, 2021.

Police are searching for a stolen black Honda Accord today following a carjacking at gunpoint outside of a Willowick couple's residence Friday afternoon. 

According to a police report from the Willowick Police Department, the incident happened around 1:50 p.m. on June 11, when a man and his wife were exiting their vehicle in the 29000 block of Cresthaven Drive in Willowick.

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The couple reportedly has just come home from an afternoon out and were in their driveway when an unidentified suspect walked up, flashed a silver and black handgun and demanded the keys to their vehicle. The woman pleaded with the suspect to let her retrieve her house key from the keyring, but the suspect did not allow her to do so. 

While the suspect was attempting to carjack the couple, a neighbor saw what was happening and decided to pull his own vehicle up behind the car in the driveway, attempting to block the Honda Accord and the suspect from escaping. The neighbor then got out of his own vehicle with a knife and threatened the suspect. At that time, the suspect jumped in the black Honda Accord and drove away through several front yards, heading westbound on East 293rd Street. 

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The neighbor also told police after the carjacking that he had noticed a tan-colored vehicle on the street in front of the couple's home. The couple later told police that they believe the tan-colored car may have been following them on their way home. 

Police are still searching for the missing black Nissan Altima, and are asking people to be on the lookout for the car. The victim told officials that the vehicle has a Florida State University sticker, a Rochester Institute of Technology sticker and an "I love my Granddogs" sticker" attached to the back of the car. 

The unidentified suspect is described as a young Black man, roughly 5'4.

The investigation remains ongoing at this time. 

Editor's note: The video in the player above is from a story published on Feb. 11, 2021. 

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