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Thieves in LR target 3 autos, get only 1

A woman's vehicle was stolen Wednesday night in a carjacking that was similar to two other robbery attempts reported earlier that day, including one in the parking lot of a west Little Rock church, police said.

Officers were called around 11:35 p.m. to Moore & Moore, 1400 John Barrow Road, according to a Little Rock Police Department report.

The victim, a 21-year-old North Little Rock resident, said that she was robbed at gunpoint of a black 2015 Nissan Altima as she got out of it.

Police said a man wearing all-black clothing and a black ski mask approached her on foot, brandished a black handgun and got in her car.

The robber, who also took $200 in cash, then fled north on John Barrow Road, according to authorities.

That same night, Little Rock police also responded to two failed carjackings, including one shortly before 8 p.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church, 501 N. Shackleford Road.

There, a 75-year-old Sherwood man told officers that two people approached him as he walked to get his vehicle in the church's parking lot.

The victim said that the pair grabbed him by his left arm and attempted to pull him out of his white 2007 Cadillac STS.

"Get out of the car now," the pair demanded several times, according to a report.

The victim later punched one of the carjackers and both ran away before fleeing in a black 2001 Lexus RX 300, police said.

The robbers were described as black and wore all-black clothing and black ski masks. The men were described as about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing around 130 pounds.

Around 8:40 p.m., police responded to Doublebee's Exxon, 10705 N. Rodney Parham Road, in reference to another attempted carjacking.

At the convenience store, a 41-year-old Little Rock man told officers that someone in a mask and dark clothing had jumped into his black 2016 BMW X5 and tried to steal it as he pumped gas.

Police said the robber was unable to "figure out how to put it into gear."

The victim then pushed the car's alarm button and walked toward the carjacker, at which point the robber ran away and got into the passenger's side of a black 2001 Lexus RX 300, officers said.


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