Broward Sheriffs Office

Boy, 14, Arrested in Carjacking of Elderly Woman at Lauderdale Lakes Walmart

Two other young suspects sought in carjacking of 81-year-old woman

A 14-year-old boy who carjacked an elderly woman at gunpoint outside a Walmart in Lauderdale Lakes has been arrested, while authorities are still searching for two other young suspects.

The theft happened the afternoon of Jan. 15 in the parking lot of the Walmart at 3001 N. State Road 7, Broward Sheriff's Office officials said.

Surveillance video shows the three suspects following the 81-year-old victim into the store and back out to the parking lot after she finished shopping.

As she approached her car, the three robbers attacked. One of them pointed a gun at her and demanded her keys, and all three took off in her brown 2015 Toyota Corolla, nearly hitting her in the process.

BSO officials initially said the boy was 12 but later corrected his age to 14. He faces a felony carjacking charge and will remain in juvenile detention until Feb. 5, and his next court date is Feb. 14.

Anyone with information on the other two suspects is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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