Lincoln County deputies investigate early morning carjacking

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is investigating an early morning carjacking. 

Around 5:00 a.m., deputies were dispatched to the 3800 block of Sage Court where a victim said he was robbed and had his car stolen by three suspects. 

The man said he was walking to his car in his driveway when he noticed a small SUV parked on a nearby street and three black men walking around the area. When he got in his car to leave, two of the men came up to the driveway, and the third pulled the SUV into the driveway blocking the victim in. 

The suspects had thier faces covered, and began banging on the man's window. One of the suspects then pulled out a gun and demanded the man get out of his car. 

They took his money, wallet and keys and drove off with his 2014 tan Honda Accord after the other suspect moved the SUV. The victim was not injured in the incident.

Deputies canvassed the neighborhood and discovered other vehicles that appeared to have been broken into, but only one additional break-in was actually reported.

The victim's license plate is CHL-4376. Anyone with information on the incident or the whereabouts of the stolen vehicle is asked to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050, the Lincoln County Communications Center at 704-735-8202 or Lincolnton/Lincoln County Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909.