Georgetown police identify suspect in attempted robbery and carjacking incidents

GEORGETOWN – Town of Georgetown Police have obtained warrants for the suspect wanted in an attempted robbery and carjacking on Aug. 29.

Michael Lopez

Through investigation, Georgetown detectives identified the suspect as Micheal Lopez, 36, who is documented as homeless in the Georgetown area, according to Georgetown Police Department spokesman Det. Joey Melvin.

At approximately 5:30 p.m. Aug. 29, Georgetown police responded to the area of County Bank for an attempted robbery complaint.

Investigation revealed that the suspect introduced himself to the victim by way of social media and both agreed to participate in the reality based location game, PokemonGO.

The suspect met the victim east of Georgetown at which time the suspect entered the victim’s vehicle as a passenger. During their ride, the suspect produced a boxcutter and threatened the victim. The suspect then forced the victim to attempt withdrawing funds from a bank ATM. After making several attempts to attain funds from the ATM, the suspect fled on foot, Det. Melvin said.

At approximately 6:30 p.m., Georgetown police responded to the area of North Race Street for a carjacking complaint. Officers learned that an adult female and two juveniles were sitting in a vehicle which was parked on North Race Street. The suspect entered the driver’s door of the victim’s vehicle and began to drive the vehicle on Race Street. The suspect drove approximately four to five blocks before exiting the vehicle and fleeing on foot, according to police.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Michael Lopez is asked to call Det. Mike Goins at 302-856-6613 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

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