DRACUT — Chief Peter Bartlett reports that the Dracut Police Department is investigating an armed carjacking incident that occurred late Monday evening.
At 10 p.m., Dracut Police officers were dispatched to an apartment building on 18th Street for a reported armed robbery. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the victim, a 24-year-old Hudson, N.H. man who told police he was making a food delivery for a local pizza shop. When he arrived in the parking lot, a man approached him and pulled out a firearm and demanded money from the driver. The man, who was wearing a mask and a black hooded sweatshirt with sweatpants, ordered the driver out of the car.
After taking a quantity of cash and the delivery driver’s food, the suspect fled in the victim’s vehicle, a gold Nissan Altima.
The delivery driver was not injured.
The Nissan was later located in Lowell by the Lowell Police Department. The vehicle was taken to a tow yard and secured by police. A police K-9 unit tracked the scent of the suspect to the intersection of Humphrey and Methuen streets before the trail ended.
The incident is under investigation.
If anyone has any information on this incident, they are asked to contact the Dracut Police Department at 978-957-2123.