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Washington State Patrol detectives seek witnesses to I-405 car jacking

Washington State Patrol detectives seek the public's help with information regarding car jacking on southbound I-405 and northbound I-5 on Wednesday morning, August 18, 2021.

By Trooper Rick Johnson, Washington State Patrol, Public Information Officer.

At approximately 8:05 am on Wednesday morning, August 18, 2021, Washington State Patrol (WSP) communications received a 9-1-1 call advising of a collision SB I-405 to NB I-5.

Once troopers arrived they observed a BMW X3 with heavy front end damage and a Mercedes.

The two gentlemen at the scene advised that the BMW was involved in a one car collision and they stopped to see if the driver was ok. One of these Good Samaritans was in the Mercedes and the other was driving a Ford F150.

The driver of the BMW brandished a handgun, carjacked the F150, and fled north on I-5.

The description given of the suspect was a black male in his 20s, 5’10” to 6’00” with dread locks wearing blue pants a green long sleeved shirt.

It turns out that the BMW X3 was a stolen vehicle.

WSP detectives are seeking additional witnesses and anyone with information that would help to identify the suspect or the whereabouts of the stolen truck.

If located or observed please call 911, DO NOT contact the car or driver as they are armed.

Please contact Detective Ruth Medeiros at (425) 401-7719 or by email at Ruth.Medeiros@wsp.wa.gov if you have any information regarding this incident. 

Below is an image similar to the vehicle stolen from the scene that has a distinct tool box in the bed.

Washington State Patrol detectives seek the public's help with information regarding car jacking on southbound I-405 and northbound I-5 on Wednesday morning, August 18, 2021.

Images similar to carjacked F-150 and distinct tool box. Photos courtesy of Washington State Patrol.

The photo below is the actual vehicle that was involved in the one car collision, which ended up being a stolen vehicle.

Washington State Patrol detectives seek the public's help with information regarding car jacking on southbound I-405 and northbound I-5 on Wednesday morning, August 18, 2021.

Actual damaged BMW X3 front and back. Photos courtesy of Washington State Patrol.

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