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Teens carjacks homeless woman

Posted: 12:15 PM, Dec 27, 2015
Updated: 2015-12-27 17:19:14Z

A 48-year-old woman who was living in her SUV was attacked by two teenagers before they drove away in her vehicle, authorities said.

Joyce Rowland told Tampa police officers the incident occurred in the area of North Ninth Street and East Hillsborough Avenue about 1:34 a.m. Sunday, a Tampa Police Department news release states.

Rowland, who is homeless, was pulled from her vehicle by two teenagers. They struck her then took her black 2003 Ford Explorer with the Florida license tag 161-2PM.. The Explorer was last seen traveling north on North Ninth St.

The victim suffered minor injuries and was taken to an area hospital for a medical evaluation.

Rowland told police the teenagers were a boy and girl, ranging in age from 15 to 17 years old.

The boy was described as weighing about 150 pounds, 5-foot-8 in height and was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and dark pants. The girl was about 100 pounds, 5-foot-3 and wore dark clothing.

The vehicle was described as in poor condition with a driver's side window that does not close.

Tampa police is asking anyone with information about the incident to call dial 911 or call the police department.