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Jul 18, 2013 3:06 PM by Rachel Cole - rcole@kristv.com

Police Shut Down Street to Search for Robbery Suspects

CORPUS CHRISTI - Police are searching for two men who they say carjacked a woman Thursday morning. They, along with a teenage boy pointed a gun at a woman at an apartment complex on Ennis Joslin near SPID around one in the morning, then stole her car.

Officers and K-9 units spent several hours searching a neighborhood by Crossgate Park, looking for three suspects who police say threatened to shoot a woman then robbed her.

Police say it all started at the Baypoint Apartments, when the woman pulled up in her red mustang, tried to punch in her gate code and then was approached by three males and held at gunpoint.

Nearly three hours later, an officer spotted the stolen mustang at a gas station near Yorktown and Cimarron. That's when the suspects took off leading police on a pursuit.

"There was like a chase or something and all these cops were following this car and what not, then I saw all the cops stopped over there," Gabrielle Macias said.

Macias is a clerk at Snappy's on Yorktown and Staples and says she was just getting to work when all this was happening.

"I saw the dogs and a couple of the cops inside the store and asked us a couple questions, if we'd see the mustang, after a while I saw just the lights and then I saw them taking the mustang away.>

Police say before the car was towed, the suspects sideswiped a patrol unit then tried to cut through Crossgate Park and got stuck in the mud. Two of the suspects took off on foot in the area.

"I saw them kind of around this little intersection kind of walking the dogs around looking for the suspects," Macias said.

Investigators say their police dogs tracked down a few pieces of clothing and a weapon. As of Thursday morning, only one of the three suspects, a juvenile male was arrested. Officers say he was in the backseat when the mustang got stuck in the mud. Now, Macias hopes police will track down the other two men.

"It's already scary enough to work at a convenience store but then to have to think about people doing things like that it's even more terrifying," Macias said.

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