Caption

Carjack suspects accused of stealing man’s BMW, gold teeth, iPhone

RIVIERA BEACH – Two men are being held without bond at the Palm Beach County Jail after they allegedly carjacked a man of a vehicle he had just purchased, according to an arrest report.

Christopher Bellamy, 25, of West Palm Beach and Elias Evans, 19, of Riviera Beach are each facing charges of carjacking with a firearm and robbery with a firearm.

>> N.C. priest in ‘road rage’ gun incident files to change not-guilty plea

The carjacking victim, who is 22 and from Lantana, was forced at gunpoint Friday to give up his 2009 BMW, his gold teeth, a belt and $143 in cash, the report said. A passenger in the BMW was robbed of $20 and an iPhone.

The passenger, a 17-year-old boy, told Riviera Beach police he was contacted by a man he knows only as “Deandre” to hang out on the 1100 block of West 23rd Street, just north of Blue Heron Boulevard. After about 30 minutes, the 17-year-old called his friend, the BMW owner, to pick him up, the report said.

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Most read

  1. 1 45 people indicted in Butler and Warren counties
  2. 2 Ex-Hamilton superintendent’s leadership questioned before
  3. 3 Ohio Rep says sheriffs should 'completely ignore' Kasich's order

As the BMW was pulling away, Deandre knocked on a rear window and asked for a ride to the store. He got into the car along with Bellamy and Evans, the report said.

Deandre then allegedly pulled a gun and put it in the driver’s face.

“This is how it is going to go down,” Deandre told the driver.

>> Angry boarding house resident shoots man 22 times because of noise, deputies say

After robbing the driver and passenger, the three men jumped into the BMW and left.

The vehicle was equipped with a navigation system that allowed police to track its location. Riviera Beach police, assisted by West Palm Beach police, arrested Bellamy and Evans as they exited the car at 10th Street and Tamarind Avenue in West Palm Beach.

The man known as Deandre has not yet been arrested. Bellamy and Evans refused to speak to police after their arrest, the report said.

A phone belonging to the BMW’s owner was allegedly found in Bellamy’s possession, police say.

More from Journal-news