Police are asking for help finding two suspects accused of a southwest Atlanta carjacking last month.
Surveillance video was released Tuesday of the two men, who are accused of stealing a car at gunpoint Dec. 13, Atlanta police said in a news release. The video shows the two men, who were wearing white hooded shirts, getting into a blue 2013 Honda Accord.
That vehicle was reported stolen about 7:30 p.m. that day from a convenience store off University Avenue, according to a police report. The two victims told officers they had traveled to Atlanta from Macon and had stopped at the McDaniel Food Mart for about 15 minutes.
They spotted the two suspects, wearing all white clothing, standing outside the store as one of the victims went inside to make a purchase, the report said. When the victim returned, the suspects ambushed them at gunpoint and stole the Accord.
The vehicle was found abandoned in the 1100 block of Mayland Circle two days later, according to another police report. That location is about half a mile from where the vehicle was stolen.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477 or online at www.StopCrimeATL.com. Tips can be sent anonymously, and information that leads to an arrest and indictment in this investigation can earn tipsters up to $2,000.
Zachary Hansen, a Georgia native, covers economic development and commercial real estate for the AJC. He's been with the newspaper since 2018 and enjoys diving into complex stories that affect people's lives.