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Police: Woman carjacked in Lake City & forced to drive to Suwannee County

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LAKE CITY, Fla. – The Lake City Police Department said Sunday it’s searching for a man accused of carjacking a woman in Lake City and then forcing her to drive to Suwannee County.

Police said the woman told them she was walking to her car in the Walmart parking lot on U.S. Highway 90 in Lake City just before 10 p.m. Saturday when she was approached by a man who placed a gun to her back.

The man then made her get into her car and drive to Suwannee County, where he took some of the woman’s jewelry and then ran off, according to police.

Police said the man was last seen near an abandoned building on U.S. Highway 90, just west of Wellborn, where he got out of the vehicle.

Police described the man as being 6 feet, 2 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds and having black hair and brown eyes. He was reportedly last seen wearing a gray hoodie and dark-colored pants.

Lake City police, along with the Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office, are investigating the case.