Brighton Man Carjacked After Craigslist Meeting

Investigators: Suspects Flee To Nebraska, Shot At Officers

Like so many of us anxious to sell merchandise, a Brighton man placed an ad on Craigslist for his blue Subaru Impreza.

The man then set up a meeting with a potential buyer at a Brighton Target on the afternoon of Jan. 27.

After meeting the two men who claimed to be brothers, the seller and the prospective buyers took the vehicle for a test ride.

Minutes later, the "buyers" pulled a gun on the man as he drove into rural Adams County.

"They are very bold," said Detective Terrance O’Neill of the Adams County Sheriff’s Office.

Records obtained by 7NEWS reveal the owner was ordered out of his car. One of the carjackers fired a shot that narrowly missed him. They fired again, but the gun jammed.

As the victim ran, the two carjackers sped away in his car.

"Very fortunate, very fortunate individual to escape any injury as he did,” said O’Neill.

Hours later, a trooper near Kearney, Neb. spotted the stolen car.

Investigators said shots were fired.

After crashing the vehicle, Aleksandr Voznyuk was caught.

His alleged partner in crime, Petr Strizheus, got away, but was later discovered at a local library.

A libary worker noticed Strizheus wasn’t wearing shoes and he told her he had car problems. That’s when she called a friend for help.

"She started yelling, 'He's in the library,' and the rest is history,” said a library employee.

Investigators would not say if this is part of a larger organized crime ring, but this is the first report of its kind in Adams County.

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