CLAYMONT, Del. (CBS) — Police say a man is under arrest and they are searching for a second suspect after a 71-year-old woman was allegedly carjacked and abducted outside of a Wawa store in New Castle County, Delaware.
Authorities say the incident happened around 5 p.m. Tuesday outside of the store located on Philadelphia Pike and Beeson Avenue in Claymont.
Police say the man flashed a handgun and demanded cash from the woman. Authorities say he then forced the victim to drive to another Wawa store at Dupont Highway and Memorial Drive where he stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the woman and then fled.
Around 11:15 p.m. Tuesday, officers on patrol in the community of Rosegate observed a vehicle go through a stop sign at the intersection of Rose and Thorn Lanes. Police say the officer conducted a traffic stop and recognized the driver as the suspect in surveillance photos sent out to patrol officers.
Police say officers learned the driver, Norris Farlow, had an active warrant for his arrest. He was then taken into custody.
Authorities say they found drug paraphernalia and a shirt matching the one worn by Farlow in the surveillance photographs.
Detectives learned Farlow did not act alone in the alleged carjacking and are now searching for John Johnson.
Police describe Johnson as an African-American male, 51-years-old, 5’4″, around 140 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair.
Officials say Farlow has been charged with kidnapping, carjacking, conspiracy, unlawful use of a card, unlawful use of a card, theft under $1,500 where the victim is over 62-years-old, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, unauthorized use of a vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia and numerous traffic violations.
Farlow was arraigned and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institute in lieu of $33,000 cash bail.
Anyone with information on Johnson’s whereabouts is urged to contact police.