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Paul Murphy / Eyewitness News
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METAIRIE, La. -- Jefferson Parish deputies are continuing the search for suspects in an apparent carjacking in Metairie over the weekend.

The JPSO reports that a 39-year-old woman and her 14-year-old daughter were carjacked in the 600 block of Bonnabel, not far from I-10. Investigators say the woman pulled behind a green Ford Explorer heading toward Veterans Blvd.

The victim told deputies two men jumped out of the SUV in front of her black Chevy Cobalt, ordered her and her daughter out of the car at gunpoint, and then four men jumped in her vehicle.

It happened around 9 p.m. Saturday night in front of the house belonging to LSU super fan 'Big Lee' Martin Lee.

'Backed up to the interstate, right here, and took off,' said Big Lee, pointing to the I-10 about a block away.

Lee caught the Cobalt backing down Bonnabel toward the interstate on his home security camera. Minutes later, the car inexplicably pulls back up to the crime scene, this time in front of Lee's driveway.

A man gets out and appears to wipe something off the back of of the vehicle. As deputies arrive, the man gets back in the Cobalt, calmly pulls on to Bonnabel and leaves the scene undetected.

'If it was a carjacking, I would think you would get on up and not come back on the scene,' said Big Lee. 'That's what amazes me.'

Deputies towed away the abandoned SUV and are now trying to determine who owns it. They are also looking for the stolen Cobalt.

Neighbors say the corner of Bonnabel and the interstate is an odd place for a carjacking, especially around 9 p.m. They say it's well traveled and well lit.

Now, neighbors say they're a little more on guard.

'I was very surprised because this is a very safe area,' said neighbor Moussa Sbeiti. 'I have a daughter. She works at night and she comes home late at night. I was really so concerned about what happened.'

The JPSO is asking for help in locating the stolen 2008 black Chevy Cobalt. It has Louisiana license plate WTM-308.

If you have any information, call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

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