Wednesday, August 26, 2009
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Gwinnett Daily Post
DULUTH - Police say a good Samaritan was carjacked at gunpoint recently after agreeing to help a robber find his supposed lost car keys in a parking lot.
The heist happened Friday night at the Charleston at Sweetwater apartments on Amber Trail in Duluth. The victim, Heriberto Llamas, 26, answered a knock at his door to find a stranger claiming he'd lost his car keys, possibly under a vehicle.
Llamas fetched his own keys and agreed to help in the search. As he moved his 2000 Chevrolet truck, the suspect pulled a black handgun from a backpack and ordered Llamas out of the vehicle, according to a police report.
"(Llamas) felt if he did not do what he was told, he would be shot," a responding officer wrote.
The robber patted down Llamas in search of money but settled for his two cell phones, the report says. He then fled in the victim's truck.
Llamas described his assailant as a black man, age 20 to 25, about 5 feet 11 inches tall and 160 pounds. He wore black clothing and a black bandanna, his hair twisted in dreadlocks, the report says. The victim's tag number is ADA1619.
Police had yet to identify or arrest a suspect Tuesday afternoon, said Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. David Schiralli. Schiralli said the alleged ploy to lure residents into robbery situations is nothing he'd heard of before.