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Valet attendant carjacked while retrieving customer's vehicle in Cleveland's Ohio City neighborhood

Posted at 12:10 PM, Dec 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-16 12:24:02-05

CLEVELAND — Two men stole a car at gunpoint from a restaurant's valet service as the valet was retrieving the vehicle for a customer, according to the Cleveland Divison of Police.

Police responded to the incident on Thursday evening, around 9 p.m. in the 2500 block of Lorain Avenue in Cleveland's Ohio City neighborhood.

The valet attendant told police that he was retrieving a customer's car from the corner of West 26th Street and Lorain Avenue and had just started the car with its remote start feature, according to authorities.

The valet said he was approached by two men wearing masks when one of the men pulled out a handgun, according to police.

The man with the gun demanded that the valet attendant give him the keys to the car, money, and his cell phone, police said.

The valet gave him the keys to the car and $50 but was able to keep his cell phone, according to police.

The two men fled the scene in the vehicle, police said.

A detailed description of the two men was not provided.

Police are currently investigating the incident.