December 5, 2023
Two San Diego Sheriff’s cruisers. File photograph courtesy of the division

Authorities reached out to the general public Friday for assist in figuring out a pair of thieves who used a roadside-emergency ruse to get a motorist to drag over on a rural roadway north of Escondido as a way to rob him and steal his automotive.

The sufferer was driving close to the intersection of Outdated Freeway 395 and Circle R Method within the unincorporated Hidden Meadows group shortly earlier than 9:30 p.m June 12, when he noticed a girl with a green-and-purple Kent-brand bicycle who gave the impression to be in misery alongside the highway, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Division reported.

When the motorist pulled over to see if he might assist, a black Honda hatchback pulled up behind him, in line with the regional legislation enforcement company.

A person obtained out of the Honda, approached the sufferer, pulled out a gun on him and instructed him to offer him his pockets and cash. Telling the thief he didn’t have any money, the sufferer instructed him he might take his automotive.

The gunman then obtained into the sufferer’s car and drove away, and the lady drove off within the Honda her confederate had been driving, in line with investigators.

The sufferer’s automotive was discovered deserted the next day.

The male thief was described as a heavyset, roughly 5-foot-5-inch Latino in his 30s or 40s with a full beard, curly hair and tattoos above his eyelids.

His companion within the carjacking was a light-skinned lady in her 30s or 40s, sheriff’s officers stated.

Anybody with details about the case is requested to name San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477 or contact the company on-line at Tipsters might stay nameless and may very well be eligible for a reward of as much as $1,000.

Metropolis Information Service contributed to this text.