Golden Valley police investigating most recent theft in string of carjackings

Members of the Golden Valley and Minneapolis police departments are investigating a carjacking incident where a car and $3,000 in golf equipment were stolen.

Police say a man was backing his car out in the Theodore Wirth Golf Club parking lot on Wednesday, June 1 when a suspect with a handgun approached and demanded the victim exit his car.

The suspect, who was said to be a Black man wearing a black face mask and hoodie, then took the vehicle and equipment.

Golden Valley detectives eventually found the car in Minneapolis the next day.

Golden Valley has taken the lead in the investigation due to investigating similar carjacking incidents the department has seen over the past month, even though the incident happened in Minneapolis.

In other recent carjacking incidents, Golden Valley police say the suspect – or suspects – were also wearing dark ski masks and carrying semi-automatic handguns.

Golden Valley Police Department Director Virgil Green tells people to “be aware of your surroundings, even in areas or places you feel safe,” especially since the June 1 incident occured at 2 p.m.

As an extra security measure, Green recommends having active GPS tracking in vehicles.

Anyone with information on the June 1 carjacking or other carjacking incidents should call Golden Valley Police at 763-512-2500. Tips are kept confidential.

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