Police looking for suspect in fender-bender that turned into robbery

A 20-year-old Trenton woman said after her car was rear-ended Wednesday night in Middletown, the man who hit her said: “Give me all your money or I will kill you.”

She handed her wallet to the alleged robber and after he saw there was no cash inside, he told her: “I should just shoot you now and kill you.”

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The woman told Middletown police when she stopped her car at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at Columbia Avenue and Carmody Boulevard, she saw a car in her rear-view mirror traveling “at a high rate of speed,” according to a police report. The car stopped at the last second, bumping the rear of the woman’s car, the report read.

A white man, described as 5-foot-9 in his 50s or 60s, with gray hair and wearing a Carhartt coat, got out of his vehicle and ran up to the woman’s car. He demanded she give him her insurance information, she told police.

The woman got out of her car and tried to find her insurance information on her cell phone. When she became scared, she told the man she was going to call Middletown police. He then grabbed her cell phone and pulled a pocket knife and held it about six inches from the woman’s side, according to the report.

He then forced her back into her car.

When the man was looking through her wallet, the woman told police she took off in her vehicle and used On Star to call 911. She said the robbery suspect got into his car, made a U-turn and drove eastbound on Columbia toward Main Street.

The woman told police she had an App to find her cell phone and it was located by police in the 700 block of Columbia. The phone was swabbed for possible DNA.

Police are still looking for the suspect.

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