Man helped woman load groceries, then took her car

The man reportedly posed as a good Samaritan before carjacking the woman he helped

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – St. Louis police are searching for a man who appeared at first to be a good Samaritan by helping an elderly woman load groceries – only to pull out a gun and take her minivan moments later.

Police say the carjacking happened Saturday. The 76-year-old victim was picking up a food donation from a church when a man helped her put the groceries into her vehicle. The woman thanked the man and offered him a ride out of gratitude. Police say that as they drove, the man pulled out a pistol and ordered her out of her 2006 Dodge Caravan. He then drove away.