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Police search for suspect accused of 2 attempted carjackings in Bellaire

Police said the suspect tried carjacking one woman at a gas station before running to a rec center where he attempted another carjacking.

BELLAIRE, Texas — What started as a failed attempted robbery and carjacking in Bellaire ended with another failed carjacking and the search for a suspect.

The alleged crime began just before 8 p.m. Wednesday at a Chevron gas station at 5020 Bellaire Boulevard where a woman said a man tried to steal her Audi at gunpoint but couldn’t figure out how to start it.

When the suspect started running toward a getaway car, the woman began chasing him until he shot at her, she said.

A few minutes later, at a nearby rec center at 7008 Fifth Street, police said a man was waiting on his nephew to finish basketball practice when the suspect walked up to the man’s window and demanded his keys and wallet. The man handed over both, but the suspect could not figure out how to drive the man’s BMW. The man said the suspect started pushing on the gas but couldn’t get the car in gear.

Police believe the suspect escaped in the getaway car. Police describe the vehicle as a silver Mercedes coupe. They describe the suspect as a black male, approximately 5-foot-11 wearing a white hoodie, black sweatpants and Adidas-style slides.

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