Craigslist transaction ends in carjacking of a motorcycle

Two men accused of carjacking a motorcycle from a Cumming resident while holding him at gunpoint remain at large after leading deputies on a chase down Ga. 400 south Tuesday night.

Around 10 p.m. Nov. 28, two men came to the victim’s house, located on Flowers Drive in Cumming, in response to a Craigslist advertisement the victim has posted about his 2002 Aprilia motorcycle, according to Cpl. Doug Rainwater, a spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

“The [first] suspect, a white male, came to the house and said the guy sitting in the car parked outside [of the victim’s house] is an Uber driver and he brought him up here,” Rainwater said. “The victim showed the [suspect] the motorcycle and while the white male was looking at the bike, a black male pretending to be the Uber driver walked up alongside the white male and pointed a gun at the victim. The white male jumped on the motorcycle and the black male jumped back into car and started to drive off.”

Rainwater added the victim, who was also armed, “pulled out a gun and started shooting” at the suspects, though they were able to get away by going separate directions.

The sedan, which the black male was driving, was never spotted, though deputies who received a lookout tip from 911 dispatchers saw the motorcycle going southbound on Ga. 400.

“We initiated a chase but canceled the pursuit in Alpharetta,” Rainwater said.

The white male is estimated to be in his late 20s and is described as 6’0” to 6’2” and 190 pounds. He has sandy blonde hair and was wearing a hoodie sweatshirt.

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