Posted on Saturday May 04, 2019
Contact: Officer Tim Aycock
Public Information Officer
May 4, 2019
On Saturday, May 4, 2019, at approximately 3:30 a.m., a Matthews Officer was flagged down while on patrol by a man walking, who said that his car had just been stolen at gunpoint. The victim said that he was sitting in his car at the red light from the exit ramp of the I-485 outer loop to E. John St., when a man got out of the passenger side of a truck that had just pulled up behind him, pointed a gun at him from his driver’s side window and demanded for him to get out of the car. The victim says that after he got out of the car, the suspect got in and drove through the light across E. John St. and back onto the I-485 outer loop with the truck following behind with an unknown driver. The suspect is described as a white male and the suspect vehicle is described as a white pickup truck of unknown make/model.
The victim’s vehicle is a brown, 2005 Jeep Liberty with a North Carolina registration plate number of PKJ-2427. See attached picture for example.
**NOT ACTUAL VEHICLE**
If anyone has any information regarding this case, please contact Det. Lori Valdes at [email protected] or 704.847.5555.