Authorities have identified the man suspected of stealing a car that had a 4-year-old boy inside.
Police in a Los Angeles suburb have arrested a man who reported being carjacked. They say he stole the car in the first place.
Police say they have found the car stolen in Sunday’s scary carjacking.
The suspected thief is still on the loose, and the vehicle hasn’t been located. It’s described as a four-door 2001 Honda Civic with a license plate of 7EDX752.
Velma Gallardo was filling up her car at a gas station at Watt Avenue and Auburn Boulevard when she says the suspect came up and attacked her.
Investigators say the suspect stole a car from a gas station at Watt Avenue and Auburn Boulevard as a man was pumping gas. From there, the suspect drove eastbound on Interstate 80 to Roseville, then turned back onto westbound I-80.
Concord police Lt. Tim Runyon says the carjacker ordered the victim at gunpoint to drive him to another location, where he forced the owner out of the car. Runyon says the carjacker tried to drive off, but gave up when he couldn’t operate the manual transmission.
Police on Tuesday identified him as Aaron Lorta, a 29-year-old gang member. He remained hospitalized in stable condition and was interviewed by detectives, according to Officer Liliana Preciado. He could face charges including carjacking, she said.
Minutes before closing time at a Roseville consignment store, Jeff Jackson says a man ran in and demanded car keys from an employee.
The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office says the women were approached by a felon from Oakland who demanded money and car keys. Instead, the women ran from Anderson Swift.
Police arrested a suspect accused of carjacking and leading cops on a dangerous high-speed chase on surface streets in West Sacramento.
A Sacramento man was arrested for reportedly carjacking a taxi driver and leading sheriff’s deputies on a chase.