San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Northeastern Division are asking for assistance from the public to help identify and locate an unknown male suspect wanted for robbing a pedestrian and attempt carjacking.
Detectives said on Sunday, January 12, 2014, at approximately 1:51 p.m., a female victim stopped at the Union Bank located at 16880 Bernardo Center Drive to use the ATM. The victim parked near the ATM and left her vehicle driver’s side door open and the key in the ignition. While the victim was using the ATM, and placing the withdrawn cash into her wallet, an unknown suspect walked up to the victim. The suspect, while holding a handgun in his hand, demanded money from the victim. The victim gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect demanded more money, but the victim refused. The suspect immediately ran over to the victim’s vehicle, sat in the drivers seat, and attempted to steal her car. The victim ran over to the suspect, grabbed him, and threw him out of her car and onto the ground. The suspect ran away and got into a 4-door grey sedan that was waiting in the same lot. The suspect vehicle had a second male suspect in the drivers seat. Both suspects were last seen driving away from the parking lot.
The suspect image, as well as video of the entire robbery and attempt carjacking, was captured by a surveillance camera. A copy of the video can be seen on YouTube at the following link:
Anyone with information on this case should call SDPD Northeastern Division Detectives at (858) 538-8000 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Anonymous email and text messages can be sent in via www.sdcrimestoppers.com.
- Media inquiries about the case can be directed to Lt. Kevin Mayer (619) 531-2675.
- Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to James Johnson (619) 531-1500 or Adriana Uribe (619) 531-1547.
For information leading to an arrest, you could receive up to a $1,000 reward and remain anonymous. The qualification of any person(s) for the reward and the amount of the reward for any person(s) so qualifying will be determined by San Diego County Crime Stoppers, Inc, in its sole discretion. The amount of all rewards given shall not exceed $1,000. Information must be received on the tip line, (888) 580-8477.