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Little Rock police believe two carjackings that occurred minutes apart in the same area Tuesday are related, a police spokesman said Wednesday.

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Officers responded at 7:08 p.m. to 500 S. Valentine St., where Anderson Neal Jr. said his white Chevrolet Tahoe had been taken at gunpoint, according to a police report. Neal, 59, of Texarkana, said he was working at the address when two armed teenage boys stole the vehicle and fled north.

Six minutes later, police were called to a carjacking about 2 miles northeast from the South Valentine address, at 820 N. Buchanan St. Logan Ramsey, 29, said two men had blocked his driveway with a white Tahoe and one of them had gotten out of the vehicle and pulled a gun, a police report states.

The man took Ramsey's wallet and black Acura RDX, then drove away. The other robber fled in the Tahoe, according to police.

No injuries were reported in the holdups.

Investigators believe the robberies are connected, according to police spokesman Lt. Steve McClanahan. He said the circumstances of the robberies are unusual.

"The unique thing there is they took the vehicle and then went to another location and took another," he said.

Both vehicles were found in the area later Tuesday. Police recovered Neal's vehicle, wrecked, at Evergreen Drive and Mississippi Avenue. They found Ramsey's car at Cantrell and Foxcroft roads.

Both vehicles were processed for evidence, police said. Investigators found a wallet in Ramsey's car that didn't belong to him or anyone he knows.

The robbers are described as black and in their late teens. Both appeared to stand about 5-foot-7 and 160 pounds. They wore dark-colored pants and hoodies.

McClanahan said an investigation is ongoing.

Metro on 01/14/2016

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  • Tigermule
    January 14, 2016 at 9:31 a.m.

    The Bank of America robbery and shooting, the Red Lobster robbery and shooting, this car jacking fiasco..all within a week........our town is turning into war zone and ghetto.

  • Murphy01
    January 14, 2016 at 10:39 a.m.

    Just another day in LR. In the three instances you point out there's one common thread.

  • RobertBolt
    January 14, 2016 at 10:44 a.m.

    Our continued tolerance of this epidemic of gun-related violence makes America look fearful and incapable of rational self-governance. Every day, countless Americans are threatened, injured, or shot to death at the whim of their killer or through the carelessness of a friend or family member, yet the Centers for Disease Control is expressly forbidden by Congress from even studying the problem.

    Does anyone really believe we are doing the best we can? Who thinks avoidable gun-related deaths should be ignored whatever their number? If you don't at least speak up to your friends and family, your inaction says these homicides and other gun-related crimes are not all that big a deal with you.

    Don't let a sudden death close to home be what changes your mind.

    We are better than this - if we choose to be.

  • LR1955
    January 14, 2016 at 11:36 a.m.

    How about enforcing the laws in place to their strictest intereptation THEN enhancing them or adding new if required?

    How about making those found guilty of committing crimes with weapons involved serve full sentences. IMO, showing a weapon counts the same as firing one.

    Why cry repetitively about effective gun control when it's the judicial system that's ineffective?

    I'm glad none of the victims was injured.

  • RobertBolt
    January 14, 2016 at 11:51 a.m.

    LR1955, I don't see here where anyone above used your term "effective gun control," but I speak up about the issues involving gun-related violence because outrageous numbers of innocent children and other family members are dying daily as a consequence of our present gun-obsessed circumstances, and too many people either say nothing or rationalize those needless deaths as an inevitable cost of freedom in America or some other such drivel. I do not find this acceptable, so I seek to raise public awareness of this ongoing calamity as I can.

    Thanks for engaging with your own suggestions because you acknowledge the reality of this problem when you so. Recognizing a problem is the beginning of an answer.

  • RaylanGivens
    January 14, 2016 at 11:57 a.m.

    It's a cruel circle 1955; the lefties want gun control but they get a lot of money from the criminal defense attorneys to win elections so they know their best bet to be halfway effective is to get guns off the street.
    Unfortunately the NRA has everyone believing that if you get one gun off the streets it means the gov't is going to confiscate all guns so getting off Ground Zero is impossible

  • mrcharles
    January 14, 2016 at 12:11 p.m.

    CDC shouldn't study the problem, If it is ignored and laws are followed it will just go away as a problem or we could redefine problem to be like the ban on CDC, just say problem cannot include references to guns in its definition.

    Like abstinence , just say no and follow clear instructions by highly respected spokesyoungwomenpersons and there you go, no pregnancies, or I have been told by reliable sources. A fool proof method of dealing with an issue without studying the problem and wasting money and time. Remember there will always be more people and once born , certain political parties feel everyone is on their own and on any concern for the health and welfare of persons , we can just let the free market work things out.

    It may even be necessary to change the first amendment to ban any discussions by anyone on the regulating the bearing of arms so unelected Judge Scalia cant restrict our right to have bazookas.

  • Packman
    January 14, 2016 at 2:44 p.m.

    Hey Trolltar - Our continued tolerance of this epidemic of inner city violent crime makes America look fearful and incapable of rational self-governance. Every day, countless Americans are threatened, injured, or shot to death at the whim of their killer or through the carelessness of a friend or family member, yet the Centers for Disease Control is expressly forbidden by Congress from even studying the problem.

    Does anyone really believe we are doing the best we can? Who thinks avoidable inner city violence should be ignored whatever their number? If you don't at least speak up to your friends and family, your inaction says these homicides and other crimes are not all that big a deal with you.

    We are better than this - if we choose to be.

  • LR1955
    January 14, 2016 at 6:25 p.m.

    Boltar, my comment re effective gun control did not come from other comments before mine. Is comes from virtually every other post you've ever made on the ADG site. Don't you remember ? But if I were to refer to an earlier comment, I'd have to agree w/ tigermule !

    I really feel the LRPD does what they can & wants to do something more. But they can't be everywhere all the time. Certainly most people have a sense of self preservation, don't they ?

    I do also feel the city board/Mayor are more concerned with developing the old commercial east LR areas and bike lanes than the safety of their citizen. LR is nationally ranked at the top of dangerous places to live. This article is just one example.

  • LR1955
    January 14, 2016 at 6:29 p.m.

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