A Texas man speaks of his experience following an attempted carjacking in which two suspects, one of them armed, followed him to his garage and attempted to steal his car at gunpoint, but ended up “baffled” and empty-handed.
“They came at me with a loaded 9mm gun with an extended clip, at least 40 rounds or so,” said a Houston homeowner, who asked to remain anonymous. told FOX 26 Houston about the incident in January when two men hit him after he entered his garage. He said he believes they followed him to his home from a nearby gas station.
One of the suspects, believed to be a teenager, demanded at gunpoint that the man hand over the keys to his jeep that were in a backpack on the passenger seat without the suspects knowing.
Apparently unaware that the keys were in the backpack, the second suspect grabbed the backpack and left, preventing the other suspect from starting the car. The homeowner then began chasing the suspect with the backpack, after which he heard gunshots coming from the first suspect standing behind him.
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“The prosecutor began to run after the suspect carrying his backpack and heard gunshots coming from the first suspect, who ran after him,” Houston police said. posted on YouTube along with video of the incident. “The suspect who had the rucksack also heard the gunshots, causing him to drop the rucksack. The prosecution was then able to recover his rucksack (with all his belongings) when both suspects caught up with each other at the 3500 block of W. Holcombe.”
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“Usually when they say give me your keys, someone gives them right away and they’re gone. It didn’t happen that way, so they got duped,” the Houston homeowner explained. “They didn’t know what to do. Luckily it was a lot of mistakes or I probably wouldn’t be talking to you today.’
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The first suspect is described by police as a black man wearing a black hoodie and dark pants, while the second suspect is described as a black man, wearing a black or gray hoodie, black pants and yellow shoes.
Both suspects allegedly drove off in a blue Chevy Camaro.
Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Houston Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.