Suspects wanted in carjacking, robbery

Police released these surveillance images that were taken at the gas station shortly before the victim reported she was robbed.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A woman told police that she was robbed at gunpoint when she tried to buy weed from a pair of men at a gas station in February.

According to the police report, on February 11 before 2 a.m., the victim went to the Marathon station on Spring Street near Wells Street to buy scratch-off tickets. While she was there, she said she overheard two men talking about needing to buy cigarillos in order to smoke weed. She asked them if they had any marijuana to sell her and they followed her out to her car.

One man got into the front passenger and the other got into the back seat behind her. She told police they sold her two grams of marijuana but then the man in the front seat pulled out a handgun with an extended magazine and pointed it at her head, telling her to hand over everything she had.

She said she handed them the rest of her money, the weed, and her cell phone. She said the gunman also apologized, saying times were hard. The man in the back seat apparently wanted out the entire time, telling the guy in the front seat that he wanted “nothing to do with this.”

The man in the front seat ordered her to drive a short distance. The man in the back seat jumped out while they were in an alley she believes was near Barthold Street, which is under a mile away from the gas station. She took another turn before the man in the front seat got out and ran off.

She described the man in the front seat to police as 18 years old, 5’10” to 6’0″ tall, skinny, with shoulder length dreads with blonde tips and no facial hair. She described the other man as black with light skin, 5’06” to 5’08” tall, with curly short hair and wearing a black hoodie.

Police were able to pull images off the the gas station’s surveillance system. Anyone who knows who the suspects might be is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (260)436-STOP.

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