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Zephyrhills man is carjacked

(ran PC edition)

A 27-year-old Zephyrhills man told Pasco sheriff's deputies that two men carjacked him at gunpoint Saturday morning, drove him around Tampa and Lakeland and dropped him off near his house before taking the car, according to reports.

Terry Dean Roehrig of Cherrywood Lane told deputies he was at a stop sign on Ryals Road about 7:45 a.m., leaving Sandalwood Mobile Home Park, when the incident occurred.

Roehrig said two men, both brandishing handguns, approached him and told him to get in the back seat of his green 1994 Pontiac Trans Am. He said that one of the men hit him with the butt of the handgun as he climbed into the back seat.

Roehrig told deputies that the two men drove him around Tampa and Lakeland during the day, to what appeared to be "areas where they were conducting drug transactions," reports stated. He said during each "transaction," one man would go inside a home while the other stayed in the car.

Roehrig said the men also stole $25 from him before dropping him off in the area of State Road 54 and 20th Street, near his residence. He said the men then drove away in his car, which is valued at $6,000.

Roehrig told deputies the hijackers were both black men weighing about 195 pounds and wearing white tank tops and dark blue jeans. He said one stood 5 feet 9 inches tall and the other stood about 5 feet 6 inches and had a crew cut. He said they referred to each other only as "bro."

Deputies found no injuries to Roehrig, despite his claims that he had swelling in the back of his head. Roehrig refused medical attention but said he would visit his doctor later.

No arrests have been made in the case, but the investigation is ongoing.

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