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Man Clearing Snow In The Village Carjacked In Broad Daylight

Brazen Christopher Street 'Snowjacking' Stuns Local Residents On Quiet Morning
Snowy Christopher Street where police say a carjacking occurred, Jan. 3, 2014. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Snowy Christopher Street where police say a carjacking occurred, Jan. 3, 2014. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Greenwich Village man clearing snow away from his truck Friday morning was carjacked in broad daylight, police announced.

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As WCBS 880′s Alex Silverman reported, the snow had stopped falling and it was dead quiet on Christopher Street when the incident occurred just after 9 a.m. There were much fewer people out than on a normal weekday because of the snow.

According to police, a building superintendent was shoveling snow next to his blue Dodge Ram when a man in his 20s appeared and pulled out a gun. He drove off without firing a shot, police said.

The super had the car running when the suspect approached, police said.

A man whose salon window faces the crime scene said he didn’t hear anything, Silverman reported.

“We keep the doors locked. I was sitting in here counting money, ironically enough,” Scott Smith said.

“That’s incredibly concerning,” said Christopher Street resident Adam Masry. “Even in the harshest of weather, I guess people are brazen.”

Police have been circling the historic West Village blocks, but have not yet tracked down the truck or the suspect on a day when it’s not easy to get anywhere fast.

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