Fort Worth police hunt for carjackers who stole a red Ford Taurus after getting a lift from the driver

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A 25-year-old Fort Worth man who gave a ride to two men last week was robbed of his car, and police are distributing photos of the two men they believe committed the crime.

It began about 9 p.m. Thursday at a Shell station in the 5300 block of Granbury Road, according to a police news release.

“One of the suspects asked to borrow the victim’s [cell]phone,” Cpl. Tracey Knight, a police spokeswoman, said in the release. Then, “the victim agreed to give the suspects a ride.”

They first rode to the 7-Eleven store at Old Decatur Road and Parkview Hills Lane on the Saginaw-Fort Worth border.

Shortly after leaving there, one of the robbers “produced a handgun and forced the victim out of his car in the 5400 block of Cromwell Marine Creek Road,” Knight said.

The robbers drove away in the man’s car, a red 2002 four-door Ford Taurus, Texas license plate number CF7X925, Knight said.

Police got photos of the men from video surveillance cameras at one of the stores.

The man with the gun is white, in his late teens or early 20s and about 5-feet-5. His dark hair is “buzz cut,” and he has tattoos on his left wrist and right forearm, and has a scar on the left side of his head. He was last seen wearing a dark colored shirt, dark pants and white tennis shoes.

The other man was white with “a slightly heavy build” and about 5-feet-10, mid-30s to early 40s with “salt and pepper hair” and is clean shaven, Knight said. He was last seen wearing a sweat-stained gray T-shirt, dark-colored shorts and hiking boots.

Anyone with information is asked to call robbery detectives at 817-392-4469 or Crime Stoppers at 817-469-8477. Or people can call 911.

Knight urged callers not to approach the men. The men “are considered armed and dangerous.”

Bill Miller, 817-390-7684 Twitter: @Bill_MillerST

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