She was targeted in the Dermont Road area shortly before 6.40pm on Saturday.
Police said a man forced her out of her blue Mazda 5 Sport car before driving off.
She was not hurt but said to be badly shaken by the ordeal.
The car was found burnt out in the Boghill Road area of Newtownabbey a short time later.
The attacker has been described as being approximately 5' 6" tall, well built and wearing a black coloured hooded top.
Anyone with more information has been asked to contact the PSNI.