Police: Woman carjacks 17-year-old girl in Edmonds; suspect considered armed

EDMONDS, Wash. -- Edmonds police are investigating a carjacking  in which a woman in her 20s or 30s asked a 17-year-old girl for a ride to a hospital in the rain, then  told the driver that she had a gun and stole the car Thursday.

The girl received minor injuries, police said.

Police said the suspect asked the 17-year-old driver of a red Subaru Impreza at Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood if she would give her a ride to Swedish Hospital in Edmonds since it was raining, and the girl said yes. She gave her the ride to the hospital in Edmonds, where the passenger then told the girl that she had a gun and to get out of the car.

The victim and suspect began physically fighting in the car, and the victim began driving off while still fighting with the suspect, police said. After several blocks, the suspect got the girl out of the car and took off.

The gun was implied, not actually seen by the victim.

The vehicle is a 2015 red Subaru Impreza with Washington plate AWP1969.

The suspect is described as a white woman in her 20s or 30s with blonde hair in two braids. She was wearing a black puffy jacket.

"Suspect considered armed," the police tweeted. "Do not approach. Call 911."

The victim and suspect did not know each other, police said. "This is a random stranger crime," the police department said.