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Stolen car involved in crime spree spotted in Floyd County, Indiana

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FLOYD COUNTY, Ind. (WDRB) -- Possible road rage in Floyd County, but police believe the crimes could be connected to others in West Virginia and Ohio.

I-64 West in Floyd County, near the Greenville exit is very busy with cars from all over. But what two callers say they witnessed Thursday afternoon is causing alarm for the Floyd County Sheriff's Department.

The male callers both described the same vehicle, a gray 2008 Honda CRV with Ohio license plate 609-WWD.

Floyd County Sheriff Darrell Mills says the suspect was, "Waving some type of handgun, then we received a second call on our 911 dispatch that they had observed the subject put the gun out the window and he saw what appeared to be a couple puffs, their description of smoke."

Mills says the caller says it looked like the gun had been fired at another vehicle. He says the CRV had been stolen from a 94-year-old man in North Olmsted, Ohio. Police believe that vehicle was also involved in an armed robbery at a gas station in that area.

Mills says police also think the suspect or suspects were involved in road rage incidents in Ohio County, West Virginia.

Mills says, "They also had another report in the state of Ohio of the same vehicle displaying the weapon at other vehicles along the interstate. That's what concerns us. It sounds like 3 separate incidents and an armed robbery that's involved with this vehicle."

Right now, Mills says he wants to hear from victims of the road rage in Floyd County.

The two emergency calls he says were from witnesses who had 911 only cell phones, so they're having a hard time tracking down those people.

Mills says, "It's very concerning that we've now got information that it might possibly be same the caller. But if that's the case, we've also got two different names used which makes another twist to this investigation."

Evansville Police agencies and others along I-64 West have also been notified to be on the lookout for the vehicle.

The Sheriff's Department says if you spot the car, call them 911 immediately.

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