Police say a woman let a stranger who asked for help into her car as she was leaving St. Francis church.
Police in New Britain are hoping the public can help them find a woman who carjacked an elderly woman after church services.
The incident started early Saturday evening when the victim was leaving St. Francis Church on Stanley Street.
Police say a woman approached her requesting assistance. The suspect told the victim she'd just had an argument with her husband and that he'd pushed her into the nearby pond. The woman's pants were wet from the knee down. The suspect asked the victim for a ride to downtown New Britain to get away from him.
The victim agreed to help the stranger and gave her a ride. Along the way, in the area of 100 Grand Street, the suspect told the driver she "didn't want to hurt her," but that "she was taking the car away" according to police.
The pair struggled for the keys and eventually the suspect pushed the elderly woman out of the car and onto the street.
Several people witnessed this and rushed to the woman's aid.
Police recovered the victim's blue 2007 Dodge Caravan around 10 a.m. on Sunday but did not locate the suspect. She is described as a white female with long dark hair. If you see this car, police say don't approach it and call them instead.