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Dougherty siblings connected to carjackings in Pleasant Grove

By Sam Penrod | Posted - Aug. 18, 2011 at 5:20 p.m.



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PLEASANT GROVE -- An interesting twist developed Thursday in the case of two carjackings in Pleasant Grove, each within minutes of the other on the morning of Sunday, Aug. 7.

Pleasant Grove police have confirmed that the prime suspects are the Dougherty siblings, those two brothers and sister from Florida who made national news last week after their high speed chase and shootout with police in Colorado.

They were captured a week ago yesterday, on a freeway south of Pueblo, Colorado, after being placed on the FBI's most wanted list.

They were wanted for a crime spree that began in Florida, continued to Georgia and now appears to have had a stop in Utah.

In both cases in Pleasant Grove, the victims had guns pointed in their faces, and in one instance, shots were fired in the air. One of the victims reported the getaway car was a white Subaru with Colorado plates -- the same type of vehicle the Dougherty's were caught driving in Colorado.

Before their arrest, one of the siblings fired an AK-47 at police. All three are now being held in a Colorado jail.

Pleasant Grove police aren't giving any specifics about what the siblings were doing in Utah or their motive for the carjackings here, but it appears the Dougherty's are connected to the carjackings in Pleasant Grove.

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