Sketch, video released in Kirkland carjacking

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KIRKLAND, Wash. - Police have released a sketch and surveillance video of a man wanted in a Kirkland carjacking.

At 10:30 p.m. Monday, a hospital employee was using her phone while sitting in her car in the parking lot of Evergreen Hospital.

"She said the person pulled a gun on her and pointed it at her while she was in the car," said Lt. Mike Murray of the Kirkland Police Department.

A man approached, banged on her window and showed that he was armed with what the victim described as a semi-automatic handgun with a black matte finish and a small amount of silver near the trigger guard.

Police said the carjacker pulled the woman from her vehicle at gunpoint and even gave a reason why he was stealing her car.

"He actually apologized. He said he needed the vehicle because his brother had been stabbed and he needed to go provide him aid, which was rather odd," said Murray.

Her car tracked to Mill Creek because she had two iPads and an iPhone inside. Each was equipped with locating features.

The carjacker is described as a black man in his late 20s, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, with a light complexion, wispy mustache, medium build and a narrow face with pronounced creases along the sides.

His jacket was dark green with black under the arms and white North Face branding on the front left breast and back right shoulder. He wore saggy blue jeans, large, bright blue low-cut Nike shoes and had a black backpack with long straps hanging down.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kirkland Police Department Tip Line at 425-587-3515.  

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