Video shows suspect in carjacking at Wawa in Delaware

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Video shows suspect in carjacking at Wawa in Delaware. Watch this report from Action News at 4:30pm on October 19, 2017. (WPVI)

Delaware State Police have released surveillance video of a suspect wanted in connection with Wednesday morning's carjacking in Claymont.

It happened outside the Wawa store on Philadelphia Pike.
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Watch surveillance video of a woman wanted in connection with a carjacking at a Wawa store in Claymont, Del.

According to police, the child's 29-year-old mother had parked the vehicle outside the store.

She ran into the store but left her keys and the child inside.

That's when the suspect, who was reportedly hanging out in the parking lot, jumped in the vehicle.

Pictured: Suspect Claymont, Delaware carjacking on October 18, 2017.

Fortunately, the child inside got out before the suspect drove off.

"After being in the Wawa for a short amount of time, the 6-year-old son came in and advised her that someone had just taken their car," said Master Cpl. Mike Austin of Delaware State Police.

The carjacker remains on the loose. A surveillance photo of the suspect has been released by police.

The vehicle she took is described as a 2008 Hyundai Sonata with Delaware plate 245559.

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Child escapes carjacking in Del.; suspect sought. Vernon Odom reports during Action News at 4:30pm on October 18, 2017.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the woman in the surveillance video is asked to contact Detective W. Harris at 302-365-8428.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at

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