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UPDATE: Georgetown Police searching for attempted robbery and carjacking suspect

GEORGETOWN, Del. - Police say they have identified and are searching for the suspect responsible for an attempted robbery and a separate carjacking, in Georgetown.

The Georgetown Police Department says on Friday, they have identified and obtained warrants for the suspect wanted in connection with a robbery and a carjacking that happened on Tuesday, in Georgetown.

According to the report, around 5:30 PM, in the area of County Bank, 36-year-old Michael Lopez, homeless in the Georgetown area, met the victim east of Georgetown where he entered the victim's vehicle as a passenger. During the ride, police say Lopez then pulled out a box cutter and threatened the victim. Authorities report Lopez then forced the victim to attempt withdrawing money from a bank ATM. After several attempts, officers says Lopez fled on foot. After further investigation, Georgetown PD learned that Lopez introduced himself to the victim by way of social media and both agreed to participate in the reality based location game, PokemonGO.

Later that day, in a separate incident, around 6:30 PM, authorities say they responded to the area of North Race Street for a reported carjacking. Once on scene, police say they learned that a woman and two teens were sitting in a parked vehicle, when Lopez enter the driver's door of the vehicle and began to drive the vehicle on Race Street. Lopez reportedly traveled approximately four to five blocks before exiting the vehicle, and fleeing on foot.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Lopez is asked to call Detective Mike Goins at 302-856-6613 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.


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