Suspect Sought In North Augusta Carjacking

The North Augusta Department of Public Safety is currently looking for a suspect in a Tuesday morning carjacking and assault.

Investigators tell WJBF News Channel 6, Tuesday morning, at approximately 9:20 a.m., officers responded to the AutoZone located in Breckenridge Plaza in reference to a suspected carjacking and assault.

Upon arrival, officers met with the 49-year-old victim, who alleges that while in the parking lot of the AutoZone, he was approached by an unidentified black male, who was wearing dark clothing.

The victim stated that the male asked him for a cigarette, and then struck him in the head. The suspect then reportedly attempted to cut the victim with an unknown object, suspected to be a knife.

The suspect reportedly fled the scene in the victim's black 2006 Suzuki Forenza in an unknown direction of travel.

The victim was transported to Aiken Regional Medical Centers for further medical attention of non-life threatening injuries.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the North Augusta Department of Public Safety.

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