Woman injured in armed carjacking in parking lot of Littleton Museum

LITTLETON, Colo. -- A woman was injured during an armed carjacking in the parking lot of the Littleton Museum on Sunday, the Littleton Police Department said. Investigators said she was pistol-whipped.

"[He] approached her with a handgun. He actually struck her in the face this time and she sustained some  nonlife-threatening injuries," Littleton Police Commander Trent Cooper said.

Police said the suspect took a black Buick Lacrosse with Colorado license plate 621-EUQ at 6028 S Gallup St.

The suspect is described as black heavy-set male in his late teens or early 20s who was wearing black sweatpants and a black shirt.

Police said he may be behind a second carjacking in the same area, so they hope even the vague description helps them find him before he strikes again. The vehicle involved in that carjacking was a 2002 black Toyota Celica.

The one thing similar about both crimes was that women alone with their cars in a parking lot were targeted. They are also concerned because the crimes happened in broad daylight and they involved using a gun against random victims.

Police said they consider the suspect armed and dangerous and advised citizens to not approach him or the vehicle if they are seen but to call 911.

The condition and the extent of the injuries of the victim w