Fort Wayne Woman Held at Gun Point While in Car at Red Light

Fort Wayne Woman Held at Gun Point While in Car at Red Light

A Fort Wayne woman was held at gun point while sitting in her car at a red light, late Wednesday night.
"These thing are material and can be replaced. Your well being cannot."
A Fort Wayne woman was held at gun point while sitting in her car at a red light, late Wednesday night. 

The victim was able to get away unharmed, and what she did next not only led to two arrests, but it also led to the recovery of a stolen vehicle that the suspects got away in before they tried to car-jack her vehicle.

"Terrifying even just to imagine, but what would you do if you were parked at a red light and someone came up to your window with a gun pointed at your head.  Well, that exact scenario happened to one Fort Wayne woman late Wednesday night at this intersection."

At about 3:30 Wednesday morning, the victim of the attempted car-jacking was driving alone in the area of Winchester Road and Lower Huntington Road.

"As she was stopped at a traffic light, she was approached by a male individual that produced a gun."

The victim's driver's side window was open, allowing the suspect to stick a gun in the car and point it at her face.

"Upon seeing this, she panicked and took off which allowed her to get away."

Michael Joyner, Public Information Officer with the Fort Wayne Police Department, says by driving away, the victim did the right thing.

"It's always our advice to follow the demands of an assailant.  If they want your car, let them take your car.  If they want your purse, let them take your purse.  These thing are material and can be replaced.  Your well being cannot."

The victim called 911 immediately after the incident and gave police the location and a detailed description of the suspects.

Once police arrived at the intersection for a second search, they spotted a male matching the suspect's description perfectly, carrying a BB gun and they also spotted a second male, walking away from a jeep.

The two suspects allegedly stole the jeep earlier in the night and the owner of the jeep had no clue his vehicle had been stolen in his sleep, until he received a call from police.

Fort Wayne Police say if you are ever the victim of a car-jacking or armed robbery, stay focused, and be a good witness.

Joyner says to notice unique markings or tattoos on the suspect.  Also, notice the way he or she talks, as well as their hair style, hair and eye color, clothes, and the direction they were heading.

The victim's detailed description of the suspect helped lead police to the arrest of the two males, both under the age of 18.

"She was a great witness.  That ended up in us identifying the first individual, getting him apprehended, which led to the second arrest."

Both of the suspects remain in the Allen County Juvenile Center as they each face the felony of a stolen vehicle and a car-jacking attempt.
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