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Police seek 2 suspects in carjacking

Posted on November 27, 2021

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Wilson police are looking for two men who used a handgun to steal a car from its driver Monday afternoon.

Officers responded to a reported car theft in the 1200 block of Tarboro Street West at 2:30 p.m., Sgt. Eric Kearney said in a news release. Police identified the victim as 23-year-old Ali Ahmed Osaish of Durham.

“The investigation revealed that Mr. Osaish was delivering cigarettes to the Habib Mini Mart,” Kearney said in the release. “He was approached outside his vehicle by two Black males. One suspect pulled a handgun and demanded money. They got inside Mr. Osaish’s rental vehicle and fled.”

Kearney said police later found the car nearby on the 1100 block of Elizabeth Road.

An unknown quantity of cigarettes and Osaish’s cellphone were stolen, Kearney said. Osaish wasn’t hurt in the robbery.

Police describe the robbers as a dark-skinned Black man standing 5 feet, 5 inches tall, weighing about 220 pounds and wearing a green hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans; and a Black man standing 6 feet, 2 inches tall who was wearing sweatpants and a gray hoodie.

Anyone with information that can help investigators identify suspects in the case is asked to call the Wilson Police Department at 252-399-2323 or Crime Stoppers at 252-243-2255.

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