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Johnston County Authorities Seek 4 Men After Robbery, Carjacking, Shooting

Posted February 27, 2004

— Selma investigators are on the lookout for four men in connection with an armed robbery and carjacking in Norfolk, Va., and a shooting Friday in Selma.

Friday's shooting happened on Industrial Drive, off Interstate 95, at a convenience store. Police said the victim was shot in the leg and transported to a nearby hospital.

Authorities are looking for three black men and a white man who last were seen traveling south on I-95 in a burgundy, boxy car. They said the men are armed and should be considered very dangerous.

The following descriptions were released:

  • Black male: 6 feet 3 inches tall, wearing blue jeans, a T-shirt and jacket,
  • Black male: 5 feet 9 inches talll, wearing a white shirt and jeans.
  • Black male: Height unknown, with a mustache and goatee, and wearing blue jeans.
  • White male: 5 feet 10 inches tall, wearing jeans, a white shirt and brown work boots.
  • Authorities said the four men, dressed as police officers, kidnapped two other men and stole a van in Norfolk. When they stopped for gas in Selma, one of the apparent kidnap victims jumped out the van with duct tape wrapped around his head and hands.

    Witnesses said they saw the second apparent kidnap victim sitting in the van bound with handcuffs and duct tape.

    When the first apparent captive tried to run away, the men dressed as officers beat him and shot him. They then took off in a burgundy car, leaving the van and both captives behind.

    Police were interviewing one of the apparent victims Friday afternoon.

    Check back with WRAL.com and watch Friday's WRAL News for more details as they develop.

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