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  • Fort Wayne Police Department These two men are sought in a carjacking Monday night on the city's northeast side.

Thursday, December 07, 2017 1:00 am


Police seek 2 men in carjacking, theft

Journal Gazette

Fort Wayne police are looking for two men in connection with a carjacking on the city's northeast side.

According to police, about 6:30 p.m. Monday, the victim was getting out of his car in the 2600 block of Northgate Boulevard when a man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt approached the victim with a gun and pulled him from the car. The gunman took the victim's keys, phone and wallet and told him to walk away, police said.

The gunman then drove off in the victim's car, police said. The gunman was described as 5 foot 11 to 6 feet with a thin build and no facial hair, black and 20 to 24 years old.

Shortly after the robbery, the victim's phone was sold at a grocery store eco-ATM kiosk, police said. Detectives were able to recover the cellphone and while doing so obtained video footage from the grocery store of two men. Investigators are asking for the public's help in identifying the men. Call Crime Stoppers at 260-436-7867.

Bluffton police part of state blitz

Over a 24-day period around Thanksgiving, Bluffton police issued 19 citations and 45 warnings and made 22 arrests, the police department said Wednesday.

Federal highway safety funds supported overtime patrols for more than 230 law-enforcement agencies across the state, a news release said.

In every state, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or higher. In Indiana, drivers under 21 with a blood-alcohol level of 0.02 percent or higher face fines and a license suspension for up to 1 year.

Indiana officers can also ticket unrestrained passengers and issue citations on car seat violations.