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A Newton woman was car jacked early Sunday morning as she was leaving a Hickory Taco Bell.
Sarah Sherard, 27, was leaving Taco Bell on U.S. 70 SE after eating with friends at about 2 a.m. Sunday. Sherard told Hickory Police that as she was driving toward the parking lot exit, a fight started in the parking lot. Sherard stopped her car and got out to go to the fight.
Sherard said as the fight was almost over, a male walked up to her, pushed her against her car, took her car keys and left the scene in Sherard's 2005 BMW X3.
Libby Grigg, Hickory Police chief's assistant, said eyewitnesses on the scene said the suspect was a homeless man who was seen standing near the Taco Bell. However, Grigg said employees at the business denied seeing a homeless man Sunday morning outside of the restaurant.
No injuries were reported from the car jacking incident.
Hickory Police are investigating. No arrests have been made as of press time Monday.
Police are searching for the silver 2005 BMW X3 with chrome rims and vent shades on the car's windows. Anyone with information is asked to call Hickory Police at (828) 328-5551.