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July 15, 2013

PA man dodges gunshots, attempted robberies

PORT ARTHUR — A 48-year-old man escaped two attempted robberies and  was shot at on Saturday, July 13.

Port Arthur Police responded to a call at 9:15 p.m. regarding shots being fired at the intersection of Glenwood Drive and Rosedale Drive. Officers spoke with a man that said he was the victim of two attempted robberies by two separate groups of people, one of which opened fire on him, according to a PAPD release.

The victim reported that he was getting gas in the 4200 block of Gulfway when he saw a group of young men and asked if they would like to buy a laptop he was selling. They reportedly asked the victim if he could follow them to their house about three blocks away. The victim followed them to the 2000 block of Rosedale where they pulled over in front of a house. Once there two suspects came up to his car, grabbed his laptop and keys and attempted to drive away in a truck.

The victim was able to jump into the back of the pickup and the suspects stopped, giving back his keys and laptop, then fled.

As the victim walked back to his vehicle a care pulled up with three men and a woman. At least one man pulled out a handgun, demanding the laptop. The victim then ran as he was fired at by the suspects.

The victim was able to escape with his property unharmed but his car and a vehicle in a driveway on Glenwood Drive were struck by bullets.

Officers recovered shell casings at the scene and currently there are no suspects.

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