Suspect in custody after carjacking two vehicles near Sandy
SANDY, UTAH – A carjacking suspect was taken into custody Tuesday evening. According to Unified Police Department, 33 yr old Hiki Loumori was arrested around 6:00 p.m. Tuesday evening.
Unified police said around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday the Loumori stole a car outside a day care facility in Holladay, at 6120 South and 2075 East. Police could not confirm if the vehicle was unlocked and left idling when it was stolen.
Police said the suspect drove to Sandy near 10385 South and Willow Hill Drive, where he tried to force a homeowner to give him the keys to a vehicle, but they refused.
Soon after, the suspect found another idling vehicle, at a job-site in Sandy at Hidden Valley Drive.
Robert Bird, the owner of the vehicle, had quickly got out of his car to throw away some trash across the street. In that short amount of time, the suspect pulled up behind his idling Subaru.
“Just as I’m throwing it into the dumpster this black Volvo pulls up behind me and the guy jumps out of that one into my car, which of course is running, and took off,” said Bird.
Bird said he tried to jump in the passenger seat to grab his phone, but missed. A while later, Police found his Subaru abandoned, near Alta View Elementary School. The keys were no where to be found.
“I feel fortunate I got my car back, and fortunate it didn’t get any worse than that,” Bird said.