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Two arrested, additional suspects sought in Raleigh carjackings

Posted June 26, 2014
Updated June 27, 2014

— Two teenagers were arrested Wednesday night for a carjacking and an attempted carjacking in Raleigh, and investigators think others are involved.

At 9:10 p.m., Raleigh police responded to an attempted carjacking at a shopping center in the 6200 block of Rock Quarry Road. Police said a person approached a Ford Edge that was leaving and tried to get inside. Police said others believed to be involved in the crime were standing nearby.

“When we pulled up (to the stop sign), somebody just ran up to my wife’s door like ‘give me the vehicle, give me the vehicle,’” an unidentified male victim said in a 911 recording. “And when she went to pull off, it looked like he was about to grab something.”

About 27 minutes later, officers responded to a carjacking on the 5900 block of Brambleton Avenue, less than a mile from the shopping center. The victim told police his Toyota Celica was stolen by multiple suspects and at least one was armed.

“My husband was just coming home from work. He was at a parking spot and five guys between 16 and 17 years old with their faces covered took his keys, his phone and everything and then took the car,” the victim’s wife said through a Spanish interpreter in a 911 recording.

A Raleigh police officer spotted the Toyota as it turned onto Pearl Road from Rock Quarry Road and attempted to stop it. The vehicle traveled a short distance before running off the road, police said. The occupants were apprehended near the intersection of Grandover Drive and Landreaux Drive after a foot pursuit, police said.

Jonathan Sherod Surles, 16, of 2839 Grandover Drive in Raleigh, and Kevon Terrell Hicks, 17, of 4341 Haverty Drive in Raleigh, are each charged with robbery, attempted robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. Hicks was also charged with speeding to elude officers.

Anyone with additional information about the carjackings is asked to call Raleigh Crime Stoppers, which pays cash for anonymous tips that help solve cases, at (919) 834-HELP or through its website.


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  • mramorak Jun 27, 2014

    They will be slapped on the wrist and sent home.If anything does happen they will meet up with a great defence attorney thet will get them off with no record of anything! We will be hearing from these THggs again soon enough.Same old story over and over again.

  • Lightfoot3 Jun 27, 2014

    I had a Raleigh police officer tell me to run them over, and if necesary, run them over again, because when they get there they only want to hear one side of the story. Same officer also said they would deny saying that if asked. :)

    "I worked hard for what I have and WILL protect it. My call would be, "there is a punk lying in the street that tried to jack my car"." - bdu4dals2

    If I couldn't successfully get away, that would be my call too.

  • PJM Jun 27, 2014

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    Amen to That!

  • 68_dodge_polara Jun 27, 2014

    The reason car jackings are on the arise is that anti theft systems in today's automobiles are so effective.

  • sinenomine Jun 27, 2014

    I grew up in a city a lot bigger than Raleigh. After a carjacking near my high school in the 1960s I started routinely locking all the doors when I got in and I have never varied from that habit.

    Having a gun in the console like somebody said might be an option - if you have time to get to it. If the carjacker is already on you with HIS gun, though, it may prove to be useless - or worse if he takes it from you.

    On the whole the best protection against being carjacked is probably to drive an AMC Gremlin.

  • ohbumr Jun 27, 2014

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    my car has a feature where there is a gun in the console. works just as well

  • Bernadette Dan Unger Jun 27, 2014
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    Try them as adults, max them out and revisit them in prison in about 10 years or so. Don't try to tell me about their hard life, or they just made a mistake, this was a crime, plain and simple. PS, I volunteer for jury duty.

  • Bernadette Dan Unger Jun 27, 2014
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    I worked hard for what I have and WILL protect it. My call would be, "there is a punk lying in the street that tried to jack my car".

  • TarHeelBrit Jun 26, 2014

    My car has a feature that when it's in gear the doors automatically lock. Comes in handy in dodgy areas.

  • Don Dickerson Jun 26, 2014
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    Start sentencing this crime by it's true nature (kidnapping) and you'll see fewer wishing to be involved.