MERIDIAN - Police are investigating a carjacking reported near the Touchmark retirement center in Meridian Thursday.
An 89-year-old woman told officers that she was driving away from the retirement center, near Franklin Road and Touchmark Way, shortly after 11 a.m. when a man popped up from the back seat and told her that he needed her car.
She gave him the car, and he gave the woman her water bottle and cane before driving off.
"No weapon was displayed at this time. He did not hurt her. No physical contact or anything like that," Meridian Police Deputy Chief Tracy Basterrechea said.
Police say she described the suspect as a dark-skinned man -- possibly Hispanic or black.
The car is a 2000 four-door gold Mercury Sable, with Idaho license plate 1A PX778.
Police say there's a strong possibility the carjacker is Marco Romero, a suspect wanted in connection with a shooting at the Cherry Lane Apartments in Meridian on Tuesday night. A man and a woman were taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds after that incident.
"We're not ruling out anything and he would fit the description that was given," Basterrechea said.
Romero is still on the loose and police consider him armed and dangerous.
If you do see the Mercury Sable, please call 911 immediately. Do not attempt to approach the car or the suspect.
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