SEBRING, Fla. — Police are searching for a group of four to five men who attempted to rob a woman sitting in her vehicle early Tuesday morning in Sebring.
Around 2:25 a.m., the woman told police she was sitting in her car in a parking lot near the intersection of Oak Avenue and South Pine Street when she was approached by a group of men.
One of the men pointed a gun at her, told her to get out of the vehicle and give him her purse and phone. Simultaneously, another masked man entered her vehicle from the passenger side door and began rummaging through her belongings inside the vehicle demanding her keys, phone and wallet, according to a release from the Sebring Police Department.
During this event, the woman was able to access her personal firearm which then led to a struggle between her, the first man who held her at gunpoint and the second man inside the vehicle.
The woman in the scuffle was able to fight both men off initially and, police say, as the armed man moved toward her, she discharged a round from her gun causing the group to flee the area.
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Author: 10 Tampa Bay
Published: 9:36 PM EDT July 28, 2021