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Midtown Hills Precinct detectives have arrested two male suspects in the last 24 hours in connection with an armed carjacking on Lipscomb University campus. 

Police said the carjacking incident happened to a 63-year-old woman, who was leaving the Lipscomb Academy parking lot at 11 p.m. Authorities said when she stopped to text a family member, a man tapped on her driver side window with a pistol and told her to get out of her 2003 Hyundai Sonata.

According to a Metro Nashville Police Department release, she reached for her purse prior to exiting the car. The victim said a second man appeared and told her she wouldn’t be taking it. 

Police said the victim then got out of the car and noticed a third suspect nearby when the gunman told her to run. She called police from a nearby residence. The carjackers fled in her Sonata.

According to a Metro Nashville Police Department release, Brendon Prettyman and Justin Webb — both of Glendale Lane — are jailed on the identical charge of robbery-carjacking.

A fourth person is also believed to have been involved. Police are still investigating this incident. 

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