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Man arrested in connection to carjacking incidents in Tallahassee

Posted at 1:01 PM, Nov 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-16 13:02:03-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Tallahassee Police Department has arrested a man accused of randomly attacking a victim and stealing his car before trying to carjack another victim in Tallahassee hours later.

On Saturday, November 14, the Tallahassee Police Department was called to the 800 block of Ocala Road for a carjacking.

Police said the victim was getting out of his car when the suspect approached and attacked him without warning, punching the victim in the face before he fell to the ground.

Once the victim was on the ground, the suspect took the victim’s keys from his pocket and drove off in the victim’s vehicle.

At midnight on the next morning, just hours after the first carjacking, police said there was a call for an attempted carjacking of an employee at the Shell gas station in the 2400 block of West Pensacola Street.

Using a description of the suspect, police arrested him nearby. The suspect has been identified as 29-year-old Travious Phillip.

During the investigation, TPD also found evidence tying him to the carjacking incident on Ocala Road as well.

As a result, Phillip has been charged with robbery without firearm or weapon, grand theft of motor vehicle, robbery carjacking without firearm or weapon, possession of stolen driver’s license or ID card and possession of a controlled substance without prescription.

This case has been assigned to investigators with TPD's Robbery and Violent Crimes Unit. Investigators ask anyone with additional information about this case to please call them at (850) 891-4200 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS.