Search underway for armed carjackers in Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) - Hollywood Police are searching for two to three armed carjackers who targeted a couple at a gas station.

The carjacking occurred at a popular 7-Eleven in the area of A1A just north of Hallandale Beach Boulevard at around 11 p.m. on Dec. 27.

The two victims were driving a dark colored sports car, possibly a Bentley.

Police said the crooks approached the passenger side of the car and had the female exit the vehicle.

The other victim was putting air in one of the tires when the armed men forced him out of the car’s way.

Surveillance video shows the carjackers arriving in a mid-sized red SUV.

The subjects are then seen on surveillance video driving the victim’s car away, which was later found a few blocks away from the scene.

Miranda Grossman from the Hollywood Police Department said, “Two suspects, possibly three suspects, were involved. At least two of the suspects approached a car that was parked at the gas station, approached a female who was sitting in the passenger seat at gunpoint, dragged her out of the car, and then the other suspect approached the male that was outside of the car.”

The two victims did not suffer any injuries.

They could be seen on the video comforting each other and running for safety after the incident.

“The victims did do the right thing by calling police and by not necessarily putting up a fight because it could have been a lot worse,” said Grossman.

Officers believe the carjackers produced two guns before taking the victim’s car.

“Those suspects are quite obviously dangerous people,” said Grossman.

The carjacking took place on a busy intersection right in the middle of the holidays. Police said it is a good reminder to never let your guard down.

“There are some things that you should be aware of at night when you’re pumping gas or you stop at the pharmacy or the drugstore, especially at night,” said Grossman.

If you have any information on this carjacking, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.

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