Juvenile in custody, 3 suspects wanted after Sunday armed auto theft
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - One juvenile suspect is in custody and police are searching for three other possible suspects after a vehicle was stolen at gunpoint on Sunday.
Police say a Dodge Charger was stolen in the area of 26th Street and Avenue T around noon.
The police report says the four suspects showed up "out of nowhere" with guns and held one victim at gunpoint on the porch of the house. The suspects demanded money from the victim on the porch.The four suspects then took the victim on the porch inside with the other two victims. The suspects told the victims to lay on the ground while one of the suspects went into the back bedroom.
One of the victims refused to get on the ground and instead, ran out the front door and to the neighbor's house.
One suspect then ran out of the house and got into one of the victim's vehicles and left. The police report says the keys to the vehicle were on the couch inside the house. The other three suspects then ran from the house and got into the vehicle they arrived in.
The police report says an officer en route to the scene saw the listed stolen vehicle and activated his emergency sirens and lights. The person driving the stolen vehicle pulled over immediately in the 2300 block of 19th Street.
Because the officer believed the suspects to be armed, he pulled his pistol at the stolen vehicle and commanded the driver to show his hands through the window. The driver complied with all of the officer's commands and was placed in handcuffs and checked for weapons.
The juvenile was booked into the Lubbock County Juvenile Justice Center.
The other three suspects possibly involved have not been located.
Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to call Crime Line at 806-741-1000.
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