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Car stolen at gunpoint in University Heights, police say vehicle may have been followed from a local shopping center



The victims told the police that they had just returned from shopping at Cedar Center South when two suspects walked up behind them and demanded their belongings.

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio — Police are investigating today after a car was stolen at gunpoint on Tuesday in University Heights. 

According to police, the incident happened around 7 p.m. in the 2400 block of Fenwick Road when officers received calls for the crime. At the scene, the officers spoke with two people who identified themselves as the victims of the theft. 

The victims told police officers that they had just returned from shopping at Cedar Center South when two suspects walked up behind them as they were unpacking groceries and told them to drop their belongings on the ground and look away.

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The suspects then got into the victim’s car, a gray 2018 Subaru Forrester, and drove off on Hillbrook Road, heading west. 

Police were able to initially track the car to the 14000 block of Cedar Road due to one of the victims leaving their phone in the car. Upon arrival at this address, however, police found the phone in the street. The phone has been collected as evidence.

The two male suspects are described as roughly 16-18 years old; one Black, 5’10”, the other possibly Latino and 5’6”. 

The victims told police that both males were wearing black long-sleeved sweatshirts, black pants, and black face masks and were wearing either black hats or hoods as well. The two men also each had a small firearm. 

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Police believe that the suspects may have been inside of a gray or tan sedan previously to the incident and the victims told officials that they remember seeing the car park at the end of their driveway.

The University Heights Police Department says that it will be monitoring public parking areas in the future in hopes of locating the suspects, as well as preventing future incidents. 

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the University Heights Police Detective Bureau at 216-932-8799.

Editor’s note: The video in the player above is from a story published on Jan. 4,2 2021. 



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