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Police seek suspects in gas station carjacking

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Authorities are investigating a carjacking that occurred at a local gas station on Jan. 14.

Police were dispatched to 4935 Raleigh Road Parkway shortly after 4:15 a.m. regarding an armed robbery of a vehicle. Officers spoke to 25-year-old Calahan Kirkhart who told police the robbery actually occurred at the Shell station on Raleigh Road Parkway, according to Sgt. Steve Stroud.

Kirkhart, of Goldsboro, told police he had brought his pet to EC Vets, police said. While his pet was being treated, he went to the Shell station to get gas.

While he was there, two men who were armed with a long gun approached him in their vehicle, Stroud said. The men stole Kirkhart’s car and separated to drive away in both vehicles, according to police.

Police said Kirkhart went back to EC Vets to report the crime. He was not injured during the carjacking.

On Tuesday, police in Durham notified Wilson officers that Kirkhart’s vehicle had been found unoccupied and abandoned in their jurisdiction, officials said.

Police describe the suspects in case as follows:

• Suspect No. 1: black man, late teens, dark-skinned, 5 feet, 7 inches to 5 feet, 8 inches tall, 140 pounds, short/close haircut, wearing a gray Wake Forest jacket and dark pants.

• Suspect No. 2: black man, late teens, dark-skinned, 150 pounds, wearing a blue bandanna over his face

• Suspect vehicle: silver crossover SUV

Police ask anyone with information in the case to call the Wilson Police Department at 252-399-2323 or Crime Stoppers at 252-243-2255.

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