According to preliminary reports, the driver was sitting in his vehicle in the MLK Drive area when the suspect approached and removed him from the vehicle, punching him the face.
The suspect then fled with the vehicle.
Hatzolah is treating the patient for non-life-threatening injuries.
An investigation is underway.
All surrounding towns have been notified of the incident and searching for the suspect.
UPDATE: TLS has learned the Yungerman, 49, was sitting in traffic when the suspect, a black male, asked the victim for a ride. When he refused, he entered the vehicle and punched the victim in the face multiple times.
The victim jumped from the vehicle to get away from the assault, and the suspect fled with the vehicle – a silver Camry with plates RBG-94F.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Lakewood Police Department.
BREAKING UPDATE: TLS has learned that prior to this attack, the suspect (pictured) had attempted to carjack another vehicle (pictured), by jumping onto the vehicle, but the victim sped off and the suspect fell off the vehicle.
UPDATE: The victim’s family tells TLS the victim – bruised up – is back home and recovering from the attack.
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