Man’s car stolen at gunpoint in Asheville, police search for suspects

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ASHEVILLE, North Carolina. (WSPA) – The Asheville Police Department is searching for a group of suspects who officers say stole a man’s car at gunpoint on Saturday night.

The incident happened at 9:40 p.m. on Watauga Street, according to the APD.

Police said the victim reported that a group of three men approached him as he was walking towards his vehicle and placed two guns on his head, took his keys and left.

The victim said the three suspects were part of a group of five or six, according to the APD. The victim also said the men put on black ski masks as they approached him.

Officials said the victim described one of the men as shorter, possibly a young teenager and another taller and older, wearing a gray hoodie.

Officers described the vehicle as:

  • A brown 2012 Honda Civic with the NC plate number JHS5607
  • A scratch on the driver’s side front wheel arch
  • A South Erwin parking card in the rear windshield
  • A magnet “LU” (Liberty University) at the rear of the vehicle

Officials say the suspects appear to have attempted another armed robbery in the same area minutes before but failed as the driver told police he quickly pulled away.

If anyone has any information, call the Asheville Police Department at (828) 252-1110.


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