Suspects Call 911 To Divert Police, But Give Description Of Own Car
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Orange County investigators said a pair of thieves reported a fake carjacking Wednesday night to try to get away with robbery.
As of 11 p.m. Wednesday, the suspects names had not been released.
Investigators said the two suspects called 911 claiming a couple had been carjacked at the Publix supermarket on South John Young Parkway. Police say the suspects were trying to divert attention away from them but strangely gave the description of their own car.
Orlando Police and Orange County Deputies worked together and found the White Honda Accord reported in the 911 call.
“A carjacking did not occur,” said Lieutenant Rick Luckey with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. “So whether or not that was used to try to get people away from them, that’s yet to be determined.”
Investigators said the suspects’ made-up story came after deputies said the men committed an armed robbery at The Millennium Apartments in Orange County.
When law enforcement caught up with them, the suspects led police on a pursuit. During that pursuit one of the suspects threw a handgun from the car, Investigators told Channel 9 Wednesday night.
It all came to an end at John Young Parkway and Sand Lake Road. Law enforcement officers boxed the suspects’ car in so they could not get away.
The two suspects are charged with armed robbery with a firearm and making a false report. They are scheduled to be in court for a first appearance Thursday afternoon.