LUBBOCK, Texas — On Tuesday, the Lubbock Police Department provided an update on a carjacking investigation in which the suspects posed as police officers.
Lubbock police responded to a call Thursday morning after a man reported he was held at gunpoint and robbed of his vehicle in the 6100 block of Ash Drive.
Law enforcement later arrested Walter Lollis, 26, for robbery and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and booked him into the Lubbock County Detention Center.
While being booked, Lollis was also found to have counterfeit U.S. currency, so a felony forgery charge was added to his records. He remained in jail Tuesday on bonds totaling $35,000.
According to a police report, two suspects, one later identified as Lollis, used a gun to threaten a man before robbing him of his vehicle.
The victim told police the suspects approached him in his parked vehicle with a flashlight and a gun pointed at him.
According to the police report, the suspects identified themselves as Lubbock police officers, and they told the victim to get out of his vehicle. As soon as the victim exited his vehicle, one suspect got inside and then left. The other suspect followed in a separate vehicle.
The Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office found the stolen vehicle at a game room in the county and determined Lollis and Travis Landin, 25, arrived at the game room in the vehicle. Landin was arrested for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant.
According to LPD, the investigation into this case is ongoing.