The Yakima Police Department says that the incident Tuesday evening on West Yakima Avenue could be related to another carjacking that took place earlier in the day.

The situation Tuesday evening happened at about 7:20 p.m. in the 600 block of West Yakima Avenue. A merchant was closing up his business and getting into his car when he was approached by a man and women who demanded money. The merchant initially refused, but complied when threatened with a knife. The two suspects then took his car, a 1999 white Lincoln Town car with Washington plates AQZ-7915.

The suspects were described as an Hispanic man and Hispanic woman, both in their late teens or early twenties, both five feet four to five feet five inches tall with average builds. The man was wearing blue jeans and a blue sweatshirt, the woman was wearing a light sweatshirt with jeans.

The description of those two suspects matches that of two people involved in another carjacking earlier Tuesday. A Yakima woman offered a man and woman a ride from Macy's in Union Gap. Once in the vehicle the male suspect pulled out a knife and demanded that the victim drive to Seattle. The woman refused, pulled into a convenience store near 18th Street and East Nob Hill Boulevard and jumped out of the car. The vehicle was abandoned a short time later near South First Street and Nob Hill.

Yakima Police ask  that if you have any information in either of these cases or see the stolen Lincoln Town car, call 9-1-1.