Saturday, July 28, 2012

Two Married Couples Carjacked In Volusia County

DEBARY, Florida -- Two married couples were carjacked at gunpoint in a DeBary, Florida driveway early Saturday morning.  The suspect, dressed all in black, took the victim’s keys and then drove the stolen vehicle away while his accomplice fled in the car they arrived in.  No shots were fired and no one was injured.  Volusia County Sheriff's deputies started arriving on scene within four minutes of being notified - but the suspects were not found.


The robbery occurred at about 2 a.m. at 123 Highland Avenue.  The four victims were returning home after a night out and one couple had just pulled into the home’s driveway to drop the other couple off. 

Then, a black vehicle pulled up and a thin man, about 6’ tall, got out.  He had his face covered and wore all black clothing (but the victims told sheriff's deputies that they believed he was a black man.) 


The suspect pointed a rifle at the four victims as they got out of the car and demanded the vehicle’s keys.  He then got into the victims’ 2009 silver Ford Mustang GT, license plate number Q135TW, and drove away.  Another person then drove away in the suspects’ car.  But none of the victims saw that driver.


Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office or Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida, toll-free, at (888) 277-TIPS. 


Resident can also text a tip by texting “TIP231 plus the message” to CRIMES. Tipsters who provide information to Crime Stoppers will remain anonymous and can qualify for a reward of up to $1,000.