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Attempted carjacking with gun reported in east Columbia

The Columbia Police Department
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The Columbia Police Department

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

The Columbia Police Department said officers were unable to find the perpetrator of an attempted carjacking Monday night.

According to a news release, police responded to the 4700 block of Clark Lane around 8:40 p.m. Monday after a man said someone tried to steal his vehicle.

The victim told officers a man tapped what appeared to be a handgun on the window and told the victim to give him the vehicle. The driver was able to get away before calling the police. No one was injured.

When police arrived at the scene in east Columbia, they were unable to find anyone matching the victim's description of the perpetrator.

Police said they are continuing to investigate.

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Molly Stawinoga

Molly Stawinoga is ABC 17’s weekday morning anchor and a reporter at ABC 17 News. Molly joined the news team in 2017 while studying political science, journalism and Spanish at the University of Missouri. She is originally from DeKalb, Illinois.

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