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Off-duty DPS carjacked

CONROE- An off-duty sergeant with the Texas Department of Public Safety was carjacked at gunpoint around 5 a.m. on Sunday at the intersection of FM 830 and Interstate 45 N.

DPS officials said the sergeant’s green 2000 BMW, 4-door, TX 525 XDD was taken, along with his satellite radio and a personal handgun that was in the car’s trunk.

DPS Lt. Truett said the assailants bumped the rear of the BMW, prompting the sergeant to get out, at which time a male (possibly Hispanic) armed with a silver handgun demanded his wallet.

Fearing he would be in more danger if the gunman opened his wallet and discovered his DPS badge and ID, the sergeant ran into the woods where he called for help as the men took his car. He did not see their direction of travel. It was thought to be southbound at one point early Sunday morning because of a possible sighting, but that was never confirmed, Truett said.

The carjackers were driving a light colored sedan believed to be an older model Chevy Impala. Because the headlights of the other vehicle were shining in his eyes, the sergeant could not get a good look at the gunman.

An attempt to locate both vehicles was broadcast to area law enforcement, but neither car was spotted by law enforcement as the carjackers fled. On Sunday afternoon, Truett said the vehicles’ whereabouts remained unknown.

Anyone with information regarding this crime should contact the Texas Department of Public Safety at (936) 442-2831.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to a $1000 cash reward for information leading to an arrest or indictment of a felony crime. Call 800-392-STOP (7867). Anonymous tips can also be made through the Montgomery County Crime Stoppers Web Page at www.montgomerycountycrimestoppers.org.

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