HANOVER, Md. (WUSA9) -- Police have arrested a suspect in connection to a strong arm carjacking which happened at a Safeway parking lot in Maryland.
Michael Kirk Smith, 44 has been charged with 'carjacking, robbery, motor vehicle theft, and second degree assault,' police said.
The carjacking happened on April 17 around 12:30 p.m. at the parking lot of a Safeway located at the 7600 block of Arundel Mills Boulevard. A 55-year-old female victim parked in a parking spot, when a suspect came to the driver's side door, and demanded her car keys. He then forcibly took the keys out and pulled her into the back seat of the car, police said. The victim was able to get out of the car from the back door but the suspect drove off with the car through the parking lot towards Ridge Road, police said. The woman suffered minor injuries due to the incident.
On April 20, Police located the car on Suitland Parkway and Sterling Firth Boulevard. in Washington D.C. Smith was found in an apartment complex in the 3800 block of Saint Barnabas Road in Suitland, Maryland. He was arrested without incident, police said.