Two arrested, additional suspects sought in Raleigh carjackings
Posted June 26, 2014
Updated June 27, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — 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.