Police search for Butner carjacker

March 14, 2013 3:36:09 PM PDT
Investigators may be close to finding a carjacker they say stole a car with a five-year-old boy inside Wednesday.

It all started just after 3:15 p.m. Wednesday when a 911 call reported that Maurice Roberts' SUV had been carjacked from a convenience store on N.C. Highway 56 in Butner. His five-year-old son was in the vehicle when it happened.

Butner police coordinated with Durham police, who found both the SUV and the child safe at another convenience store off East Geer Street in Durham.

Police are holding the surveillance video from the Butner gas station as evidence. They are also being tightlipped about what they found inside the SUV.

Butner's police chief said they want more eyewitnesses to come forward.

"We need people to let us know what they saw and also any that saw anything that happened at The Depot here in Butner at the time the father left the vehicle," said Butner Police Chief Daniel Roberts. "Anything that they saw, please let us know."

Police say the little boy has also been a big help with the investigation.

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