Members of the Golden Valley and Minneapolis Police Departments are investigating a carjacking incident where a car and $3,000 worth of golf equipment were stolen.
Police say a man was backing his car into the parking lot of Theodore Wirth Golf Club on Wednesday June 1 when a suspect armed with a handgun approached and asked the victim to get out of his car.
The suspect, believed to be a black male wearing a black mask and hoodie, then took the vehicle and equipment.
Golden Valley detectives eventually found the car in Minneapolis the next day.
Golden Valley has taken the lead in investigating similar carjacking incidents the department has seen over the past month, even though the incident occurred in Minneapolis.
In other recent carjacking incidents, Golden Valley police said the suspect or suspects were also wearing dark ski masks and carrying semi-automatic handguns.
Golden Valley Police Department Director Virgil Green tells people to “be aware of your surroundings, even in areas or places where you feel safe,” especially since the June 1 incident happened at 2 p.m.
As an added safety measure, Green recommends having active GPS tracking in vehicles.
Anyone with information about the June 1 carjacking or other carjacking incidents should call Golden Valley Police at 763-512-2500. Tips are kept confidential.
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