CPD searching for car hijacking suspect

COLUMBUS, Ga. — Columbus Police are asking your help in locating the whereabouts of a man who hijacked a car.

The hijacking occurred at the Walmart located on Manchester Expressway back on March 15 around 10 a.m. and detectives were able to identify Shawn Thoman a.k.a. “Pookie” as the person who committed this crime.

Thoman is described as being 5’4″ in height and weighing 145 pounds with several tattoos on his hands and arms.

Police say the victim reported that she had been shopping at the Walmart and was in the parking lot attempting to place the items she purchased into the trunk of her vehicle. While she was placing the items into her trunk, she heard a male’s voice, at which time she turned around and saw him holding a gun. The suspect demanded her 2012 Honda Accord then fled the parking lot heading east on Manchester Expressway.

If you have any information about this crime or the whereabouts of Shawn Thoman to contact Corporal Brad Hall at 706-225-4337, The Fugitive Unit or the Robbery/Assault unit at 706-653-3400.


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