Two Godfrey women were approached in their garage by armed men after they returned home from running errands in two separate instances, police say.
The men threatened to shoot the woman in each case, and they fled in the her car without physically harming anyone, according to the Madison County Sheriff’s Department.
These two cases took place June 29 and Aug. 13, both around 9 p.m. in Godfrey. The first woman’s car was recovered in St. Louis County days after it was stolen, after it was involved in a traffic crash where the suspected driver of the vehicle died, police said. The second car was recovered early Aug. 14 after it also was involved in a crash in South St. Louis.
Two black men fled the vehicle after it crashed, the sheriff’s department said in a Facebook post.
“The Sheriff’s Office cautions everyone to be observant when returning home at night and to watch for suspicious activity before exiting your vehicle,” the department said on Facebook. “Please report any suspicious or unusual behavior or activity in and/or around businesses and homes that could be related to criminal activity.”
The suspects in the carjackings have not been found, as of Monday afternoon.
Police warned that if an armed suspect confronts you, demanding your car, the safest reaction is to cooperate. Anyone with information related to these carjackings can contact the Madison County Sheriff’s Office at 618-692-4433 or its anonymous tip line at 618-296-3000.