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Search Continues for Raleigh Carjackers

Posted November 19, 1996 12:00 a.m. EST

— Raleigh police are continuing their hunt for a team of carjackers whom they believe have struck three times since late last week.

Investigators say three suspects are responsible for the North Raleigh attacks. The three carjackings occurred in the vicinity of the Lynn and Ray Road intersection. The latest happened Sunday morning.

Police say one suspect confronts victims at gunpoint after following them home, and is then joined by a second suspect. The third then follows in another car.

Raleigh Police Lt. Allen Inman says the carjackers are targeting late-model luxury cars, but that all drivers need to be aware of their surroundings at all times.

Inman adds that if, despite all precautions, you find yourself face-to-face with a gun, give up the car.

They say they have several leads, but are sorting through them to determine which are most credible. They have released descriptions of two of the suspects. Both are black males, one about 5-feet-6 and 160 pounds, the other 5-feet-10 and 160 pounds. Both were wearing dark clothing when last seen.

Two of the stolen cars have been recovered from a Durham housing complex, but the suspects have not been located.