Police searching for hit and run suspects who allegedly threatened family

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police are trying to identify three people involved in a hit and run in late July.

Officers responded to the 400 block of South Kerr Avenue around 9:30 p.m. on July 28. A family told WPD that two men and one woman in a dark blue Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck drove into their yard and yelled racial slurs at them before backing into traffic and hitting another vehicle.

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The father of the family reportedly said he was in the backyard with his dog when he heard a commotion in the front and went to see what was going on. He said a white male told him he was being dropped off at this location. Police say when the father questioned the unknown man, the others got out of the truck and began arguing. During the fight, the suspects allegedly yelled racist comments and threats at the father and mother. Police say the family’s 10-year-old child was nearby at the time.

The driver is described as a tall white male in his late 20s-early 30s with short dark hair. He has a slim build and is about 5’10”-6’ tall. He was also wearing blue jeans shorts without a shirt. The front passenger is described as a short white female with long, dark hair, wearing only undergarments.

Police say after about five minutes, the three suspects got back into their truck, quickly backed out of the driveway and hit a vehicle driving north on South Kerr Avenue. The suspects got out of the vehicle for a brief moment before reportedly speeding off and took a right onto Randall Parkway.

The suspect’s vehicle is believed to be a late 90s-mid 2000s pickup truck and likely has damage to its front right passenger side. Police say it could be missing a side view mirror and have damage to the headlight. The truck has a loud muffler system and large mud tires.

If you have any information, please contact WPD at (910) 765-0861 or use Text A Tip.