2 carjacked while visiting historic Mobile cemetery www.privateofficer.com
MOBILE, Alabama Jan 9 2013– Two people were left without a way home Monday after they were robbed at gunpoint while visiting a historic local cemetery, according to the Mobile Police Department.
Police are looking for two suspects in the robbery and carjacking.
One suspect is a heavy-set black man between 220 and 240 pounds and approximately 6-foot-2. He wore a gray wool cap, a camouflage jacket and a pair of blue jeans at the time of the robbery.
The second suspect is a black man around 5-foot-8, between 180 and 190 pounds. He wore a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled up and a pair of baggy pants during the robbery, according to police.
Cpl. Christopher Levy, public information officer for MPD, said the men approached two people visiting Catholic Cemetery at 1700 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. around 1:40 p.m. Monday. They demanded property from the pair, including the victims’ car.
Levy said the car was found later Monday on Joachim Street at 3rd Court.
More than 18,000 people are buried at Catholic Cemetery, including Admiral Raphael Semmes, a Confederate Naval hero who died in 1877 and Father Abram Joseph Ryan, a poet and unofficial chaplain in the Confederate Army who died in 1886.
The cemetery is on the National Registry of Historic Places, according to the Archdiocese of Mobile.
Anyone with information on the carjacking or the identity of the suspects can call MPD at 251-208-7211.