Cops: Man says ‘someone is trying to kill me’ before stealing Jeep

Surveillance footage shows the man in the Shell station just minutes before the alleged Jeep theft.

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Surveillance footage shows the man in the Shell station just minutes before the alleged Jeep theft.

A man walked up to a teenager at a Sandy Springs gas station on Sunday, said “someone is trying to kill me” and stole the teenager’s Jeep while he was pumping gas, police said.

Police in Sandy Springs are now looking for the man and the younger man’s Jeep.

The suspect is described as a black male, about 6-feet tall and 235 pounds with short hair and unkempt facial hair. The vehicle is a 2005 tan Jeep Wrangler 4x4 with a soft top and stickers along the sides.

According to a police report, the incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday at a Shell gas station on Roswell Road. When police arrived, the victim – an 18-year-old white male from Atlanta – said his car had just been stolen.

The young driver told police a man walked up to him and said, “someone is trying to kill me, I need your car,” and pointed toward northbound Roswell Road. When the teen refused to give the man his car, the man just walked around the side of it, hopped in, started the car and drove over the curb onto Roswell Road, police said.

The young man told police there were no guns, electronics or GPS devices inside the Jeep.

The manager of the Shell told police the suspect came in to the store for a cup of ice prior to the theft.

Anyone with information about this crime can submit a tip to Sandy Springs Police through their Facebook page.

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