Fire destroyed a 2011 black Dodge Charger on Nov. 22 that was reported stolen from a Pecan Street residence the previous day.

Fire destroyed a 2011 black Dodge Charger on Nov. 22 that was reported stolen from a Pecan Street residence the previous day.

According to police reports, Major Carl Vann of the Helena-West Helena Police Department as well as the Barton-Lexa Volunteer Fire Department, responded to a vehicle fire on PC 318 around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. Ironically, Vann also responded to the call regarding the aggravated robbery and car theft that occurred the night before.

The victim told police that he had just arrived home and was heading toward the back door of his residence and preparing to unlock it when he was approached by a black male who proceeded to rob him at gunpoint.

The suspect was described by the victim as slim in build and was approximately 6-feet tall. The victim said he was "advised" to empty his pockets and turn over the keys to his vehicle. He left the scene in the stolen vehicle and an undetermined amount of money headed toward Perry Street.

Officer Ashlee Tyler was the first dispatched to the scene. She was soon joined by Detective Wesley Smith and the department's General Investigation Bureau.

Vann reported that the license plate was recovered from the charred remains of the Dodge Charger. The plate was the only item salvaged but it confirmed that it was indeed the stolen vehicle.

Vann also stated in his report that it appeared as though some type of accelerant was poured throughout the interior of the car with highest concentration in the dashboard area.

The police report indicates that the case is still under investigation.