Police release sketch, video of suspected hospital carjacker

Police release sketch, video of suspected hospital carjacker
A man suspected of carjacking an Evergreen Hospital employee at gunpoint Monday night is shown briefly on the hospital's surveillance cameras. (Courtesy of Kirkland Police Department)

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- The Kirkland Police Department has released a sketch and brief surveillance video of the man suspected of carjacking an Evergreen Hospital employee after she finished her shift Monday night.

According to police, the 43-year-old victim was sitting in her minivan in a hospital parking lot and talking on her phone around 11:30 p.m. when a man armed with a handgun banged on her window.

The man threatened to shoot the victim if she didn't give him her car, and she complied, according to police.

Police were able to use GPS to track the victim's iPhone and iPads, which had been left int he van, to a condo complex in Mill Creek, but the suspected carjacker was nowhere to be found.

The suspect is described as a black man in his late 20s, approximately 5-feet-8-inches tall with a medium build. He had a light complexion and a wispy mustache. There were pronounced creases along the sides of his narrow face. He was wearing a dark green North Face jacket, saggy blue jeans, a black backpack and large, bright blue Nike shoes.

The suspect appears briefly on Evergreen Hospital surveillance video as he walks across a parking lot.

"While it was the scariest thing that has ever happened to me, God works in all things and I know He has a purpose in all He does," the victim said in a released statement to the media. "My deepest thanks to those who stayed with me after it happened, and to the supportive security team... Please pray for mine and everyone's peace of mind that this man is caught."