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Update - Suspect Associated with Carjacking Arrested by LAPD

On July 26, at 8:13 a.m., City of Carlsbad Police Dispatch received a call of a female screaming in the area of Jefferson Street and Home Avenue. 

Upon arriving on scene, officers contacted a 40-year-old female who was reportedly the victim of a carjacking. 

The victim reported to officers that she was walking to her vehicle when she was attacked by an unknown black, male adult approximately 20-30-years-old, wearing dark clothing. 

The victim was struck several times and bitten on the hand by the suspect.  No weapons were seen.  The suspect took the victim’s car keys and then left the area in the vehicle.

The suspect was last seen driving westbound on Carlsbad Village Drive from Jefferson Street. 

Officers searching the area were unable to locate the victim’s vehicle, a silver 2005 Kia Rio four-door sedan, with the license plate number 5UXR682. 

Another vehicle stolen out of Los Angeles on July 25, was located in the immediate area of the incident.  That vehicle was towed to the Carlsbad Police Department for evidence processing. 

The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

For more information
Lieutenant Jason Jackowski, 760-931-2115 or jason.jackowski@carlsbadca.gov

Police media contact
Jodee Sasway, Public Information Officer, 760-931-2105 or jodee.sasway@carlsbadca.gov

July 26, 2017