Gun-toting carjackers led police on a high speed chase in the desert.
At approximately 4:45 a.m. Saturday morning, police were called to investigate a carjacking in Palm Desert, officials reported.
The victim reported to police that he was walking to his car when two Hispanic males in their 20′s flashed a semi-automatic handgun and demanded the victim’s keys and personal property.
The suspects fled the scene and were spotted several minutes later near Highway 111 and Miles Avenue in Indian Wells. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle and the suspects sped off, leading officers on a pursuit that reached speeds of one hundred miles an hour, a Riverside County Sheriff report stated.
The carjackers were last seen in the area of Avenue 44 and Jackson in Indio. A short time later deputies spotted the unoccupied stolen vehicle on King Street north of Avenue 44, officials reported.
A scent-sniffing police dog followed the carjacker’s scent but lost the trail after a short time.
The Palm Desert Police Department urges anyone with information regarding this incident to call (951) 836-1660 or they can call in anonymously at (760) 341-STOP (7867).
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