Boynton Beach carjacking suspects sought by police
Mustang stolen at gunpoint, cops say
WPTV Web Team
4:19 PM, Aug 29, 2013
8:43 AM, Aug 30, 2013
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - Boynton Beach are trying to solve an armed carjacking that happened just before 5 Thursday morning.
They say a driver stopped for gas at a 7-Eleven at 850 West Gateway Boulevard when two men with semi-automatic handguns forced him to hand over his keys.
But before the carjacking, the suspects gave detectives a break.
Police say surveillance shows them both inside the convenience store, casually buying a few things with cash, their faces clear as day.
"Criminals are not the brightest bulbs on the tree," said former Boca Raton Police Chief Andrew Scott.
Scott says there are ways you can be smart when you pump gas.
First of all, put the phone down and look around.
"You want to see who is pulling up next to you," said Scott. "You want to see across from your car."
Scott also says you should never leave your car unlocked while you're pumping, and you should always park to the pump closest to the attendant, so you can easily be seen.
"Even though it's broad daylight, I am a perfect target for somebody to come to me and do what they need to do," he explained in a demonstration. "Here I am, I've got the gas pump in front of me, the attendant can't see me," said Scott.
Scott says the unfortunate thing about this robbery is that there wasn't a whole lot the victim could have done to prevent it.
He did do the most important thing: He complied and lived.
"Don't resist. If you are caught by surprise, don't resist, give up whatever you need to give up, and it's only property," said Scott.
The suspects left in a metallic gray 2004 Mach 1 Mustang with Delaware tags. The vehicle has a decal of Mach 1 on its side.
Police say the suspects are black and between the ages of 18-22, about 5'10," skinny and wearing white T-shirts. One had a black backpack.
If you recognize them you are urged to call Det. Alex Moreno at 561-742-6138 or Detective Chris Crawford at 561-742- 6139 or Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County at 800-458-TIPS.
NewsChannel5's Evan Axelbank contributed to this report