The incident occurred around 8:30 p.m. at 11th and Medary Streets.
According to police, a man in his 20's forced his way into the woman's minivan and drove away.
About a half-hour later the vehicle was recovered and searched by the police.
It was originally thought that the woman's young son was in the vehicle.
It turned out, he was dropped off with relatives earlier.
The woman was shaken up, but is expected to be okay.
Police are looking for the carjacker.