Chandler police investigate attempted carjacking

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- Chandler police are looking for two men who possibly caused a crash in order to steal a woman's car.

The 46-year-old woman was driving a red Dodge Charger near Gilbert and Pecos roads Wednesday night when she saw a pickup truck approaching from behind at a high rate of speed, according to police spokesman Detective Seth Tyler. The truck then hit the back of her car.

Both drivers pulled over and exited their vehicles to look over the damage. The woman did not see any real damage to her vehicle and noticed a small dent to the front bumper of the truck.

Tyler said the truck driver began to argue with the woman then the passenger exited the truck and started looking into her car. The driver tackled the woman and she fell to the ground.

The driver screamed at the woman and demanded to know where her keys were, but she did not answer.

"The driver, while screaming, pulls out a knife and strikes the female, causing lacerations to her head," Tyler said.

The suspects then fled in their truck.

The driver is described as a skinny white male in his 20s, about 6 feet tall, with a thin build and dirty blond hair. He had tattoos on his arms and neck and also had sores on his neck. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with black jeans.

The passenger is described as a white male, a little heavier and taller than the driver. He also had tattoos on his arms and was wearing blue jean shorts and a white T-shirt with some type of graphic and writing above and below it.

The suspect vehicle is described as an older, dark-colored Nissan pickup with chrome bumpers and tinted windows. There were lots of dents and scratches on it.