Temecula police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects in an allegedly brazen carjacking early Thursday.
The incident that reportedly left the victim with minor injuries occurred just before 5:30 a.m. in the 28900 block of Old Town Front Street, Temecula police Sgt. Kevin McDonald stated in a news release issued Thursday afternoon.
The victim told responding officers he was parked in his black Subaru Impreza at the curb when two men approached him, one of whom pulled out a black handgun.
The suspects “demanded the victim's car keys, and then struck the victim in the head with the pistol,” McDonald said.
The victim was allegedly robbed before the suspects drove off with his car.
He suffered minor injuries but declined medical treatment, according to the sergeant.
The first suspect was described as Hispanic male, around 25 years old, 5-foot-6-inches tall, with a medium build and wearing a black knit cap, black long sleeve sweater and brown shorts.
The second suspect was also described as a Hispanic male, around 25 years old, between 5-foot-6-inches and 5-foot-8 inches tall with medium-large build and short black hair, wearing a gray sweatshirt and blue pants.
The California license plate number of the 2005 four-door black Subaru Impreza sedan is 5PBK915.
The weapon allegedly used was further described as a black semi-automatic pistol.
McDonald requested that anyone with information regarding the incident contact Investigator Brett Devine at the Temecula Police Department at 951-696-3000.