2 arrested in connection with Detroit mother's carjacking

Published On: Apr 11 2013 10:15:57 AM EDT
Updated On: Apr 12 2013 10:56:01 AM EDT
Mom and son carjacked Detroit
DETROIT -

Detroit police have arrested two people in connection with the carjacking of a Detroit mother who was able to save her son before they took off in her car.

Police said tips led them to the 17-year-old and 18-year-old suspects. A gun was also recovered.

Mom grabs son, flees from carjackers

In an interview with Local 4, the mother - who asked not to be identified - said she had just left a dollar store Tuesday afternoon when the carjacking happened.

Carjacked Detroit mom

The mother said she put her 4-year-old son in the car and was about to put some balloons into the car when two men came up to the car.

"I really couldn't see their faces. I just saw the gun. That's all I remember seeing," she said. "He approached the driver's side and that's when he jumped in my car, took the money and told me to give him the keys."

The mother said she panicked when she realized what was happening and only had thing on her mind.

"I was panicking, like I didn't know what to think. I really wasn't thinking. The only thing I was thinking was getting him out of the car," she said.

The video shows the mother quickly pulling her son out of the backseat and running.

She and her son weren't hurt.

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