Deputies: Apparent carjacking victims found unharmed, suspects still sought

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Deputies in Orange County say they’ve found two people they believed to be the victims of a carjacking after a crime spree over the weekend.

Deputies said the crime spree started at around 11:10 a.m. after a suspicious suspect walked into the Chase Bank on Deauville Drive.

After fleeing the bank, three suspects later crashed their car near I-4 and Orange Blossom Trail and then ran to a nearby construction site, deputies said.

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One of the suspects was arrested following the crash, according to a report.

Deputies said at the construction site two of the three suspects carjacked a late-1990s Ford Ranger with two men inside.

Deputies said the carjacking victims were men in their 40s or 50s.

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The stolen truck and its occupants were not spotted again until Monday, according to the sheriff’s office, when they called to explain what actually took place in their encounter with the suspects.

According to the sheriff’s office the carjacking suspects actually told the two men they had been the victims of a robbery and requested a ride.

According to the sheriff’s office, the men agreed, but later saw news reports suggesting they’d helped the carjacking suspects escape and avoided contacting law enforcement out of fear they’d be in trouble.

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Deputies say the men aren’t technically considered the victims of a carjacking since they allowed to two suspects into their vehicle.

While they carjacking vehicle and occupants were located safety, deputies say they’re still looking for the two suspects described only as two older black males.

Anyone who sees them or knows who they are is asked to call 911 or Crimeline at 800-423-(TIPS)8477.

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