Woman escapes armed carjacking attempt at traffic light

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MANATEE COUNTY - A woman escaped from an attempted carjacking while sitting at a traffic light.

Manatee County Sheriff's Deputies say the attempted carjacking happened just before 9 pm Sunday at U.S. 301 and 30th Avenue East.

The woman was stopped at a red light, when the men walked up to her vehicle with guns pointed at her. They tried to open her car door, but she hit the gas and got away.

If you have any information, you're asked to call Manatee County Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.