Disabled veteran carjacked at gunpoint in Sanford

Update: Investigators have found the car involved, but are still looking for the two suspects.


Sanford Police are investigating after a disabled veteran was carjacked at gunpoint Thursday night. 

Police say the 72-year-old victim was going to the store to buy bread on Country Club Circle around 8:00 p.m. when he was approached by a man who allegedly said, “I want your vehicle and I'm going to take it.” 

Investigators say the victim told the suspect he would not get out of the car and the suspect pointed a handgun into his face and threatened to shoot. 

Officials say the victim began to reverse his vehicle as a second suspect walked towards him. Police say the suspect opened the car door while pointing a handgun at the victim and demanded he get out of the car. 

Investigators say the suspect then grabbed the victim by his left arm and pulled him from the vehicle to the ground. He then drove off in the vehicle taking the victim’s wallet, cell phone, walker cane, oxygen tank and medication.

“As a veteran, I outraged by the conducted of the individuals captured in the surveillance video,” said Chief Smith. "We are asking for assistance from the community to bring these individuals to justice as soon as possible as this matter is of great importance.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Investigator Walker at 407-688-5199, call Crimeline at 800 423-TIPS (8477) or visitant.crimeline.org. Calls made to Crimeline remain anonymous, and tips to Crimeline that lead to solving a felony case are eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 dollars.