A Des Moines woman says she was robbed at gunpoint in her own car.
The victim was driving in the area of 11th Street and University Avenue on Thursday afternoon. She said she was driving slowly because she was unfamiliar with the area and there was construction. As she drove, she said two men hopped into her back seat.
The victim said one of the suspects had a gun. She said he pointed it at her stomach. They took her backpack with her laptop inside.
The victim said the suspects made her drop them off outside of a house in the 1100 block of 11th Street. They ran behind the house. The victim said the two soon drove out from behind the house in a silver Jeep.
She took down the license plate number. She started to follow the Jeep and said it ended up behind her. She said that scared her and she fled. Then she called police.
Two suspects were stopped by Des Moines Police and the victim identified them as the robbers. One was a 17-year-old. He is being held on another warrant. The other was 19-year-old Savion McGruder. He was charged with robbery.