Press release from the Asheville Police Department:
Asheville, NC (Dec. 6, 2021): Asheville Police Department is asking the public’s help for any information they may have regarding an armed robbery Saturday night in which a group of suspects stole another man’s car at gunpoint.Patrol officers responded to the armed robbery around 9:40 p.m. on Watauga St. The victim stated that a group of three black males approached him as he was going to his vehicle. He says they placed two guns to his head, took his keys and drove off.The victim says the three suspects were part of a group of five or six in total. He says three of the men put on black face masks as they approached him. One suspect was described as smaller, possibly a young teenager. Another one was taller and older, wearing a gray hoodie.
The stolen vehicle is a brown 2012 Honda Civic, N.C. plate number JHS5607. The front driver’s wheel well has a scrape, and there is a South Erwin parking pass in the rear windshield, as well as a “LU” (Liberty University) magnet on the rear of the vehicle.The suspects appear to have attempted another armed robbery in the same vicinity just minutes prior, but were unsuccessful, as the driver told police he quickly drove away.If you would like to anonymously share information, you can text TIP2APD to 847411, or use the TIP2APD smartphone app. You can also share information by calling 828-252-1110.