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Update: She saw herself on surveillance video and went to police

Gautier police are looking for this woman in a Sept. 5 carjacking at the Chevron gas station on Mississippi 57.
Gautier police are looking for this woman in a Sept. 5 carjacking at the Chevron gas station on Mississippi 57.

A woman sought in a carjacking in Gautier turned herself in to police in Mobile after seeing herself in surveillance photos, police said.

A man also sought in the case has not yet been identified.

The man is believed to be responsible for a carjacking that resulted in a police pursuit involving several crashes in Prichard, Alabama.

Gautier investigators were heading to the Mobile Police Department on Thursday and planned to also meet with Prichard police, Gautier police Lt. Danny Patrick said.

A Cadillac Escalade was taken Sept. 5 at the Chevron gas station on Mississippi 57 in Gautier, authorities said. The SUV’s owner had stopped at the store and was approached by a man who asked for directions to Mobile.

The man forced the owner out of the SUV and drove off, Patrick said.

“We believe the woman shown in surveillance pictures drove the man to the convenience store,” Patrick said.

Police later learned the Escalade had been involved in a pursuit in Prichard.

“The suspect driver fled from police after the Escalade damaged several vehicles,” Patrick said.

The driver got out of the crashed SUV and ran away. The vehicle has been recovered. A Gautier police detective went to Pritchard last week.

“We’re trying to obtain video from another store this guy stopped at,” Patrick said.

Police have released surveillance pictures said to show those believed to be involved in the theft.

To give a tip, call Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898 or go to mscoastcrimestoppers.com.

Crime Stoppers offers a reward of up to $1,000 for tips that lead to an arrest on a felony.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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