Senior citizen carjacked at Northern Ky. Remke

Posted at 12:35 AM, Mar 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-04 00:35:44-05

FORT MITCHELL, Ky. -- A woman from Independence, Kentucky, was carjacked Wednesday at a Remke Market on Dixie Highway, according to the Fort Mitchell Police Department.

Detective Ron Wietholter said the victim, age 77, had just gotten into her car at about noon when a man walked up, showed a handgun in his waistband and told her he needed the vehicle.

"It was just a black gun," the woman told a 911 operator. "He had it in his, you know, stuck down in his pants."

She got out, and he took off. The woman told the 911 operator that the man didn't touch her, but simply showed the gun and demanded her car.

The stolen vehicle is a black 2002 Toyota Camry with Kentucky license plate 736-THV. It's missing the driver-side rear hubcap and has a softball-size dent under the rear license plate.

According to Wietholter, the woman described the carjacker as black, in his mid-20s, about 5 feet 9 inches, with a thin build. He was wearing a black baseball hat and gray or black jacket.

Anyone with information on the Camry or the person who took it should call Wietholter at 859-331-2823 or Crimestoppers at 513-352-3040.

Watch the video above to hear what people nearby think of Wednesday's incident.