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Houston Co. Sheriff's Office looking for suspect who robbed man, stole car

Source: Raycom Source: Raycom

Houston County authorities are looking for a man that is accused of asking a 72-year-old man to drive to a remote area of the National Forest before he allegedly took the elderly man's wallet and drove off in his vehicle on Wednesday.

According to a press release, the Houston County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from a 72-year-old man who told the dispatcher that a known suspect robbed him and then took his vehicle.

Using the 911 locater system, the sheriff's office located the victim in the 1200 block of Forest Service Road 511. Once HCSO deputies found the victim, he told them what had happened.

The victim told the deputies that Stephen Paul Jandes asked him to drive to a remote part of the National Forest. Once they were there, Jandes allegedly forced the victim out of the vehicle, took his wallet, and drove off in the victim's vehicle.

Later Wednesday afternoon, the vehicle was recovered in the Lufkin area. However, Jandes still hasn't been located, according to the press release.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Jandes for aggravated robbery and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

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