UPDATE: Suspect in Armed Carjacking Last Month Found and Arrested
UPDATE: October 18, 8:48 a.m.
Law enforcement has identified, located, and arrested the suspect in this case. 26-year-old Santana Ledeau was found to be the culprit in a carjacking and assault on September 30th in downtown Billings. Ledeau was located near Great Falls on Monday (10/17) and was arrested and charged with two counts of robbery.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Published September 30, 2:50 p.m.
According to a tweet from the Billings Police Department, they are requesting the public's help in investigating an armed carjacking that took place on the corner of 11th Avenue North and North 30th Street at around 12:43 this afternoon (09/30).
Police state that the victim was held at gunpoint and pepper sprayed while the suspect was in the process of stealing their vehicle. The description of the suspect is a 20-30-year-old Male of Native American or Hispanic descent who was wearing a red hoodie. The vehicle in question is a blue 2017 Nissan Armada with the Montana plate number CAA753. A picture of what the vehicle looks like is below; keep in mind, the actual vehicle is blue.
This article will be updated as more information becomes available. If you have any information regarding this case, please contact the Billings Police Department. Do not approach if you see the vehicle, as the suspect does have a firearm and pepper spray.