A man escaped injury after he was carjacked by a gunman on July 30 just after 4 p.m. in San Jacinto, officials reported.
Officers responded to the 600 block of State Street after receiving a call regarding the incident.
The victim told officers he was sitting in his car when a man approached his car and asked for a lighter, Sgt. Manning stated.
The suspect spoke with the unsuspecting driver and then whipped out a small black and silver semi-automatic handgun and shoved it against the vicitim’s ribcage.
The victim quickly exited the vehicle and watched as the carjacker drove out of the parking lot, a sheriff’s report stated.
The suspect was described as a white or Hispanic male in his 20’s. He was approximately 6 feet tall with a thin build, several tattoos, gauged ears and was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, a black t-shirt, black shorts, white knee-high socks and black shoes.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department strongly advises all citizens to be aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious activity.
Anyone who has additional information regarding this crime is urged to contact the San Jacinto dispatch center at 800-950-2444.