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Saugus Police Seeking Carjacking Suspect

SAUGUS —Police are searching for a man who carjacked a taxi after fleeing from Dick’s Sporting Goods on Sunday night.

Police received a call at 6:45 p.m. from someone at Dick’s Sporting Goods, located at Square One Mall at 1201 Broadway, who reported that man had fled the store, while possibly carrying merchandise, Saugus Police said.

The man then went up to a gray 2008 Ford Fusion Garcia’s Taxi, broke the driver’s side window, and removed the driver, before getting into the car and driving off in the direction of Essex Street. The driver was not injured, police said.

The suspect is described as a white man in his 30s, who was last seen wearing a black hat and black jacket. The taxi has a Massachusetts license plate, 412c, police said.

Anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident, or who encounters the taxi, is asked to immediately call their local police department or Saugus Police at 781-941-1199.

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