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Carjacked and Pistol-whipped, St. Helena Woman is 'Lucky to be Alive'

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The search continues for a suspect who allegedly carjacked a St. Helena Island woman, after he beat her and took her purse.

Christina Ramos says it's a memory that plagues her. She says she was assaulted outside of her home earlier this week.

"It happened right in my yard. I see things everywhere, but not right where I sleep," Ramos says.

Now, she has trouble sleeping at night. When she closes her eyes, she sees a man with a black mask, dressed in camouflage.

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office reports the suspect came out of the woods after Ramos dropped off her children at a family member's home.

Ramos says she left her two daughters, ages 12 and 11 months, at her mother's house next door before she prepared to leave for work.

"Whoever it was, I can just picture him," Ramos says. "He had a gun. He pointed it to my head and he said ‘Give me the keys to your car'. That's all he said."

She says she put up a fight. Instead of shooting, the suspect reportedly pistol-whipped Ramos.

"He grabbed me and he hit me six times in my head. I got five staples," she says.

After the attack, Ramos says the suspect drove off in her burgundy 2008 Chevy Impala while she ran next door. There, her daughter answered.

"She said 'Oh my mama's going to die, my mama's going to die'. I don't think a 12 year old should see a sight like that," Ramos says. "She opened it and she saw me. I was full of blood. I lost a lot of blood."

Now she is trying to recover, even though she finds it hard to rest with the suspect still on the loose.

"I pray that he will get caught," Ramos says.

For anyone with information, police say to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CrimeSC, or Cpl. B. Disbrow at 843-255-3407.

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