2 suspected carjackers wanted in Commerce City

Police believe suspects are armed and dangerous
Posted at 7:28 PM, Jul 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-14 00:40:16-04

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – Commerce City Police are searching for two suspected carjackers they believe are armed and dangerous.

Police say the suspects carjacked someone at gunpoint in a Dollar General parking lot on East 74th Avenue near Colorado Highway 2 Wednesday afternoon.

An employee at the store said a family just left the store and came running back in after they were held up. She tells Denver7 the suspects held a gun to the father's side. A young boy was also in the car and was reportedly crying.

"They said a guy with a gun took their car," said Veronia Magallanes, a Dollar General employee.

According to police, the suspects took off in the stolen car, but later ditched it in the middle of the intersection of East 72nd Avenue and Highway 2.

The pair tried to carjack a second person at a 7-Eleven convenience store, but were unsuccessful.

"He had tried to get another car at the tracks and he seen him pull out the gun he took off before the guy could get the full gun out," said Adrian Fuentes, a witness.

Commerce City Police said the two then moved on to third person and successfully carjacked that driver’s 2014 Honda Civic, bearing Colorado license plate 113-WRT. 

"Well they showed a gun, they’re stealing cars, so yeah they’re absolutely dangerous," said Commander Matt Rippy with Commerce City Police.

The Honda Civic was last seen heading southbound on Quebec said police.

Fortunately, no one was hurt in the string of carjackings.

Investigators are reviewing surveillance video from area businesses. They are also asking for anyone with information to come forward.