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Hills deputies catch two armed carjackers

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HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL (WFLA) -

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies have arrested two carjacking suspects after a search in a heavily wooded area north of Bruton Road and west of S.R. 39 in Plant City.

Deputies say at about 12:30 pm today, a detective with the Plant City Police Department was on Bruton Road working on an unrelated investigation when he spotted two men driving a brown Honda Accord.

The detective thought the men looked suspicious so he turned around and pulled in behind them. The driver of the Honda panicked, accelerated and drove off into a small grass ditch, according to the report.

Both men fled on foot from the vehicle running north into the very sparsely populated and large heavily wooded area that runs north to the Pasco County line.

The Honda Accord was confirmed stolen during an armed carjacking that occurred early this morning from a gas station in the City of Tampa while the victim was out pumping gas.

Deputies set up a very large perimeter with multiple teams of K9 units and are conducted an extensive search inside the perimeter.

Deputies used helicopters to assist searching from overheard, which includes cow pastures, swamp marshes and large heavily wooded tracts of land.

Deputies say both men were reportedly armed during the armed carjacking incident.

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