Armed man on run after carjacking Salt Lake man at gunpoint

Posted at 4:09 PM, Jan 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-17 20:32:48-05

SALT LAKE CITY - A man made a terrifying discovery when he checked on his car, which had a broken window, prior to the incident that followed.

The victim, who told Fox13 News his name is Sachin, said he was concerned someone would steal it because the window was broken, and he was right.

Officials said, at 7:15 a.m. Sachin found a man with a gun inside his car near 600 S. and 1140 E.

Sachin was held up at gun point. He said the suspect demanded his keys to the car, a black Audi.

“I went out to my car and the tail lights were on so I didn't know what was going on in there,” said Sachin. “And there was a guy in the driver’s seat and as soon as I got to the door he opened the door and pulled a gun out at me! He threatened to kill me if I didn't give him the keys. He grabbed me with my sweater and pushed me on the concrete. I dropped the keys and he took the keys and he took off with the car.”

Salt Lake City police said University of Utah police recovered the car. It was later returned to Sachin’s home.

Sachin told officers the suspect had a gun and a knife; authorities said they consider him armed and dangerous.

Police described the suspect as a white man in his early 20s, had short blond hair, and was wearing a dark jacket, khaki pants and had dark shoes.

If you have any information, Salt Lake Police said they could like to speak with you at (801) 799-3000.