Carjacker Crashes Car into Virginia Lake

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RENO, NV - Reno police are searching for a man they say carjacked a Mercury sedan Thursday night, then drove the car into Virginia Lake.

Investigators say around 9:20 p.m. a woman was carjacked on Linden Street by a Hispanic man with a gun.

The man crashed the car into the lake, swam ashore, and took off running.

No word where he is now. Witnesses say he is Hispanic and about 5'9" with a medium build. He was wearing a black baseball cap, black sweatshirt and dark pants.

The Reno Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect. Anyone having information relating to this crime or the suspect should contact the Reno Police Department at 334-2115, or Secret Witness at 322-4900 or, or text the tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword - SW.