The incident occurred shortly before 1:00 AM in the Liberty Drive area.
The suspect reportedly knocked out a window to the vehicle and assaulted the driver before fleeing with her vehicle.
Hatzolah transported the victim to Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus.
A large search for the suspect and vehicle is underway.
Lakewood’s Detective’s Bureau and CSI are investigating the incident.
UPDATE 6:40 AM: Police this morning added some more details about the incident.
”Responding officers learned that the victim, a 20-year-old Lakewood woman, was sitting in her silver 2018 Hyundai Sonata, in the the area of Rt 9 and Liberty Drive, when an unidentified man approached her and asked for directions,” police said.
“She reported that the man began to beat on her window with his hands until it ultimately broke. He then entered the vehicle and forcefully pushed her to the passenger side of the car.”
The suspect then started to drive off, and the female exited the moving vehicle. “As a result, she sustained some minor injuries requiring further evaluation at the hospital,” police said.
The suspect, described as having blonde hair and approximately 6’ tall, fled the area in the victim’s car in an unknown direction.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Det. Michael Cavallo at 732-363-0200 ext 531.