At approximately 4:05 this morning, officers with the DeFuniak Springs Police witnessed a traffic crash at the intersection of Hwy 331 S. and Business Park. The officers observed a silver Nissan Altima run into the rear of a gold Mitsubishi Galant. Immediately after the crash, the driver of the Mitsubishi Galant pulled into the Sonoco gas station and the driver of the Nissan Altima pulled over to the side of the road. As officers approached the Nissan, the driver got out and told the officers that he had just been robbed at gunpoint by the people in the Mitsubishi. As officers were returning to their car, the driver of the Mitsubishi drove off. Officers located the car abandoned on Hugh Adams Road. Officers recovered two masks and two weapons from inside the car. An employee at the Waffle House advised police that he observed four people running from the vehicle headed east bound on Business Park. Officers secured the car and requested assistance from the Walton County Sheriff’s Office and the Walton County Correctional Institution. Deputies and officers set up a perimeter around the area as K-9 units from both WCSO and WCCI searched for the suspects. The search was called off at 8:00 this morning.
The victim of the robbery advised officers that a black female, a black male, a white male, and a third male, unknown description, robbed him of money and his cell phone. The victim stated he had invited the black female to his motel room and while inside his room she opened the door and allowed the black male and white male inside his room. When they drove off he pursued them in his car and while pursuing them they stopped at the red light and he hit the rear of their vehicle. The victim of the robbery was not injured.