Bradenton motorist carjacked at gunpoint

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Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 8:24 am | Updated: 9:16 am, Wed Dec 11, 2013.

BRADENTON, FL- A group of men were caught in Bradenton following an armed carjacking in Sarasota.

It happened late Tuesday night outside a home on the 1200 block of Fruitville Road in Sarasota.  According to police, three men approached the victim as he was carrying groceries into his residence.  One of the suspects implied he had a gun and demanded the the victim's car keys.  The victim gave the men his keys and they drove off in his car.

A short time later Manatee County Deputies spotted the stolen car on 14th Street West in Bradenton after Sarasota Police issued a BOLO. Deputies folowed the vehicle as it pulled into a driveway on 16th Street West. Five men were taken into custody.  Three of the suspects were identified by the victim, and charged with armed carjacking, the other two suspects were charged with trespassing.

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