The mayor of a central Florida city was carjacked while standing outside his home, according to police who said Sunday they were hunting for a third suspect.

The incident unfolded in Sanford. The city made headlines in 2012 after George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin at a gated community there.

Mayor Jeff Triplett was outside around 2:15 a.m. Saturday when three men approached, pointed a gun at him and stole his car keys, police said. They told reporters the suspects also stole Triplett's wallet before driving off in his Mercedes.

Triplett gave a detailed description of the suspects to police and 18-year-old Jermine Jacques Horne and a 17-year-old were arrested a short time later.

The third suspect has not been caught, police said. It was not immediately known if either suspect had a lawyer.

Police eventually found the mayor's damaged car, Fox 35 reported.

Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer in February 2012, said he was defending himself when he killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The case sparked protests and a national debate about race relations. A jury acquitted Zimmerman of murder charges the next year, and the Justice Department later decided not to prosecute Zimmerman on civil rights charges.

Triplett said, "Being a victim of a crime is unnerving, yet it was reassuring to witness both speed and diligence from the Sanford Police Department."

Sanford is about 25 miles northeast of Orlando.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.