UPDATE: Authorities search for carjacking suspects on Tucson's south side

Published: Dec. 26, 2017 at 3:19 PM MST|Updated: Dec. 26, 2017 at 5:22 PM MST
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More than 5,000 TEP customers are without power Tuesday morning after lines were downed near...
More than 5,000 TEP customers are without power Tuesday morning after lines were downed near 12th and Irvington. (Source: Tucson Fire Department)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Authorities are searching for the three suspects from a Tuesday morning carjacking suspects on the south side of Tucson.

Chris Hawkins, spokesman for the Tucson Police Department, said the victim was carjacked around 9:30 a.m. near South Nogales Highway and Drexel Road.

The suspects later crashed the car into a power pole near 12th Avenue and Nevada Street, knocking out power to more than 5,000 TEP customers.

"It was loud enough where I could hear from the inside of my business even though we have a little bit of music inside, I could still hear the crash," said  Michel Sandoval, who works near the scene of the accident.

As of 5:30 p.m., the intersection  of 12th Avenue and Irvington was still closed, but power was restored around 2 p.m.

Hawkins said the suspects, who fled the scene on foot, should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME.

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