Crime Stoppers: Rossville Blvd. Carjacking
Rossville Boulevard is a busy street by day. In the overnight hours, the traffic volume slows, but that does not necessarily make it a safe place to park. January 11th, just a few days ago, a man driving a pick-up stopped, parked around 3:30AM, and soon attracted company. Two men approached who were vaguely described as being black males in dark clothing around 5'10". "One of them tapped on the window to get his attention," explained Chattanooga Police Officer Tim McFarland. "When the victim rolled down the window, the suspect pulled a knife."
He pulled the victim out of the truck and jumped in. The other bad guy was armed with a handgun. "The second suspect jumped in the truck as well," Off. McFarland continued, "and took off on Rossville boulevard."
In this day and age where nearly every business is known to have a surveillance camera, this crime happened in an area and a time of night where we just do not have any pictures. So, we are counting on you. Do you know of someone who mysteriously had possession of a 2005 white Chevy Silverado extended cab pick-up truck? Then, just as mysteriously, did that truck go away? If so, we would like to talk to you and we have reward cash to make your tip valuable.
"Any information would obviously help," McFarland added. "Somebody always knows something. It's just whether we can get that person to come forward for a little cash."
As of Friday afternoon, the truck had been recovered. That is good news, but it could mean you have a limited amount of time to call in with your tip and claim that reward. Up to $1,000 Crime Stoppers cash is available if you can lead detectives in the right direction before evidence recovered from the truck does.
An officer may answer the phone or return your call, but he will never ask who you are.