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Man leaving FedExForum forced in own car by armed robbers, ordered to find ATM

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The victim had just left work at the forum when he was carjacked. The suspects were not necessarily interested in his car. The victim had just left work at the forum when he was carjacked. The suspects were not necessarily interested in his car.
Suspects Jones and Walton are each being held on bonds of at least $250,000. Suspects Jones and Walton are each being held on bonds of at least $250,000.

(WMC-TV) - A carjacking occurred steps from FedExForum during one of the arena's busiest weeks as the American Athletic Conference Tournament continues.

But Memphis police say it took no time to slam dunk the suspects. The victim had just left work at the forum when he was carjacked. The suspects were not necessarily interested in his car.

The 21-year-old man was in a parking lot across for Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue.

Marie Cox and her daughter Nina Carmichael left the arena around the same time the victim did. All of them had just helped disassemble the set following the WWE event.

"I heard something behind me like somebody getting thrown to the ground," said Cox. "When I turned around there was a guy laying on the ground, and there was a guy at his head, and his feet with guns in his face."

Police say the victim was forced into his vehicle by the gunmen.

"While it was happening I was so trying to get a knife out of my purse just in case," said Carmichael.

The victim told police the suspects ordered him to find an ATM so he could take out all of his money. By then, witnesses had alerted police, and they stopped the car at Third and Beale streets.

Officers say suspects Marquette Jones and Octavious Walton ran away but were nabbed along Danny Thomas Boulevard.

"I think it was God watching out for all of us that night," said Cox.

Officials suggest you never walk alone and watch out for others.

Fans felt secure Thursday thanks to a "full court press" by Memphis police.

"Well, I do have small children with me. So I'm glad to see there are a lot of cops in the area," said Kelly Casavechia from Greenville, MS.

Suspects Jones and Walton are each being held on bonds of at least $250,000. FedExForum officials were informed of the crime but had no comment on a police matter.

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