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Las Vegas PD: Multiple suspects arrested after violent carjacking

Posted: 10:11 AM, Nov 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-08 03:35:13Z
Police looking for violent carjacking suspects
Police looking for violent carjacking suspects
Police looking for violent carjacking suspects
Police looking for violent carjacking suspects

UPDATE 7:15 P.M. 

Las Vegas police reported via social media that multiple suspects were in custody after a violent incident occurred that involved the beating of an elderly man and stealing his car on Tuesday. 

UPDATE 2:15 P.M.

The stolen vehicle was recovered near Charleston Boulevard and Fort Apache. Still no arrests. 

ORIGINAL STORY

Las Vegas police are looking for a suspect wanted in a violent beating of an elderly man during a carjacking Tuesday.

The incident was reported around 5 p.m. in the 2500 block of Fremont Street, near Charleston Boulevard. Police said the 78-year-old man was getting out of his vehicle at a restaurant when three men demanded his car keys and attacked him. 

Police said the man complied with the suspects' demands but was still beaten.

The 78-year-old man's received injuries described as moderate. His eyes are swollen and face beaten in addition to other substantial injuries. Police hope he will make a full recovery. 

The suspects, described as in their late teens or early 20s, took his vehicle and cell phone. 

The vehicle stolen is a 2001 gold Ford Taurus with the Nevada plate #546D81.

According to police, neighbors said they saw suspects in the area, possibly committing other crimes. 

In Tuesday's incident, the suspects face numerous charges, including carjacking of a victim over 70 and attempted murder. 

Police called finding the suspects the "number one priority of Downtown Area Command."

Police also released the below video of the incident.