Decatur carjackers make off with $1,000, Chrysler

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 16, 2017

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This story has been updated. 

A man lost his 2012 Chrysler 300 and $1,000 in cash during a carjacking in Decatur on Saturday, April 15.

Police responded to the call around 9:57 p.m. The victim had pulled into a parking space in the lot near the Delta Community Credit Union on West Ponce de Leon to look up something on his phone. He saw an older vehicle pull into the lot and park nearby, Lt. Jennifer Ross said.

“Moments later, the back doors to his vehicle opened and two males got into his backseat,” Ross said. “One of the suspects had a rifle. The suspects told the victim to give up what he had and the victim handed over $1,000 in cash and his cell phone. The suspects told the victim to get out of his car and the victim complied. The suspects left in the victim’s car, a brown 2012 Chrysler 300 displaying GA tag CFW9122, driving westbound on West Ponce de Leon Avenue.”

The other vehicle that had parked in the lot also left traveling in an unknown direction. The victim wasn’t hurt.

The suspects were both described as male and one was wearing a black coat, Ross said.

Correction: An earlier version of this story contained incorrect information about the suspects. This story has been updated with the correct information. 

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