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Attempted Armed Car Jacking in Eustis Suspect in Custody Police Say

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Eustis Florida — 

The Eustis Police Department Released the following Press Release today Septemeber 26th, 2017.

September 25th; At approximately 8:25 am Eustis Police responded to a reported Armed Robbery located on Osprey Hunt Lane in the Spring Ridge Estates Subdivision. Upon arrival, officers met with the victim who stated while he was parked in his driveway he was approached by a suspect possibly armed with an AK-47 assault rifle.

The suspect was described as a black male approximately 5’10 to 6’0 tall. possibly in his late teens or early twenties, wearing a long black t-shirt, long shorts and a baseball cap.

While at gunpoint the suspect demanded the victims wallet and car keys. When the suspect was unable to start the victims car, he fled in a silver colored 4-door sedan occupied by two other suspects believed to be black males of similar age.

There were No Shots fired and the victim sustained no injuries.

Several hours later Eustis Police learned the Apopka Police Department was investigating a similar crime in their city where they arrested 27 year old Cedrick Antwain Gant. On September 25, 2017 at approximately 5:36 pm Cedrick Antwain Gant was booked into the Orange County Jail on charges of Robbery with a Firearm, Carjacking, Aggravated Assault with A Deadly Weapon, and several other charges.

Based on the above investigation, Eustis Investigators have obtained probable cause and have charged Cedrick Antwain Gant with Attempted Armed Car Jacking, Armed Robbery, and Possession of A Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Cedrick Antwain Gant is currently being held in the Orange County Jail without bail.

Because this is an on-going criminal investigation the Eustis Police Department is currently seeking information from anyone regarding the identity of the two (2) suspects still at large, as well as the suspect vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to Call Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477)

This information was obtained from the Eustis Police Department via a Press Release issued September 26, 2017.

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