LaPlace woman’s car stolen at gunpoint

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 1, 2004


Staff Reporter

LAPLACE – A 22-year-old LaPlace woman was driving a 2003 black Chevrolet Monte Carlo down Revere Drive Monday when a man standing in the middle of the street pointed a grey-black automatic handgun at her head, forced her from the vehicle and stole the car. The car was later recovered by authorities.

The woman told St. John Parish authorities she was pulling her car out of the driveway onto Revere Drive at approximately 10:47 p.m., when she saw a grey Pontiac Cutlass parked in the middle of the road.

Noticing two black men sitting inside the vehicle and two black men standing against the car, the woman said she tried to pass the Cutlass.

One of the men held a grey-black handgun to the woman’s head and told her to get out of her car. The woman told authorities the man had gold teeth. She said he was wearing a black leather jacket, a striped shirt and black jeans.

After the woman got out of the Monte Carlo, the gunman sat in the driver’s seat. Another man reclined in the passenger’s seat.

The woman told authorities the car-jackers drove off in her vehicle on Cambridge Drive before turning onto English Colony.

At 2:33 a.m., authorities located the Monte Carlo off Woodland Drive near the pumping station. It was found in good condition.

The vehicle will be processed for evidence.