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Search Underway In Nashville For Armed Carjackers

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Posted at 8:16 PM, Jun 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 02:38:24-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A search is currently underway for a group of armed carjackers, and police are concerned they'll strike again.

Detectives with the Metro Nashville Police Department believe the same group of suspects was behind three other attempted carjackings from Monday night.

One of the incidents happened in the parking lot of a Papa John's on Lebanon Road.

The victim told police she was ordering a pizza when she saw the suspects in her rear view mirror but was able to speed away. Not far from there, the carjackers tried to take another vehicle but couldn't drive it due to the manual transmission.

Another victim was looking at two cars on a lot off of Old Lebanon Dirt Road when he was approached by one of the gunmen. Fortunately he, too, was able to get away.

Their first victim wasn't so lucky. He told NewsChannel 5 the carjackers followed him home after chasing him at a gas station on Lebanon Pike and then confronted him at gunpoint after he had parked his car in the carport.

“He said ‘give me your car keys,’ [I] gave him my car keys he said ‘now give me your money.’ I pulled out my wallet [and] gave him my money in my wallet,” the victim said. “He said ‘give me your wallet,’ I said ‘you don't need that, I've got two credit cards they're maxed out and they won't do you any good.’”

The suspects were driving a dark SUV. One of the suspects was described as being 6 feet 1 inches tall and in his twenties. He was wearing a dark hoodie and blue jeans.

Anyone with information was asked to call Metro Police.