Man carjacks woman's vehicle in Hurst, steals her purse

A carjacker jumped onto the lap of a woman as she sat in a car at a Hurst grocery store parking lot, took her purse, forced her out and then drove away, Hurst police said Monday.

The suspect attempted to a cash one of the victim’s checks in Fort Worth a few hours after the carjacking late Friday afternoon.

Hurst police continued on Monday to search for the victim’s 2007 gray Ford Fusion.

The robbery happened shortly before 5:30 p.m. Friday in the parking lot of Aldi in the 1600 block of Precinct Line Road in Hurst.

The 40-year-old Richland Hills woman was sitting in her car while it was running when the man walked up to the driver’s door, opened it and leaped in, Hurst police said.

The robber grabbed the woman’s purse, threatened to kill and then forced her out of her car, police said.

The witness described the robber as an African-American man, about 30 to 40-years-old, thin build and about 5-foot-8 to 6-feet tall.

The woman’s car had Texas license plates 398-SRD.

Anyone with information should call Hurst police at 817-788-7172.