Cops nab man after red light carjacking

A Cunu­pia man who tried to rob a woman of her car by get­ting in­to it at a red light and then beat­ing the woman in­to sub­mis­sion on Car­ni­val Mon­day has been ar­rest­ed.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, around 8.15 pm on Mon­day the vic­tim was dri­ving her red Volk­swa­gen along Tun­nel Dri­ve, St Au­gus­tine, when she stopped at a red light.

The 27-year-old Cunu­pia man opened one of the car doors and got in. He then be­gan beat­ing the woman while pulling at the steer­ing wheel.

The woman’s screams alert­ed passers-by, who called the po­lice. The car was lat­er in­ter­cept­ed along the East­ern Main Road. Po­lice did not say whether the woman was still in the ve­hi­cle.

The man re­mains in cus­tody at the St Joseph Po­lice Sta­tion