- Friday October 25th, 2013 :: 06:13 p.m. PDT
*Media Avail* Fri. Oct. 25, 7-10PM at Lakewood Sta. Elderly Man Dragged and Ran Over by Carjacking Susp. Video Avail
There will be a media availability tonight at Lakewood Sheriff’s Station, 5130 Clark Avenue, Lakewood 90712, (562) 623-3500, between 7:00 and 10:00 PM, with Operation Safe Streets (OSS) Detective Mark Perez.
A surveillance video and still photos will be provided at Lakewood Station.
OSS detectives assigned to Lakewood Station are investigating a carjacking that occurred on the 12400 block of Carson Street, Hawaiian Gardens on June 25, 2013, at approximately 1:50 pm.
The victim parked his truck in the driveway entrance of a local business and left the keys in the ignition. The suspect rode his bicycle past the truck, then returned and placed his bicycle in the bed of the truck, entered the driver’s seat and started the truck.
Realizing that the suspect was attempting to steal his truck, the victim ran back towards the suspect to stop him. The victim opened the driver’s door and struggled briefly with the suspect over control of the truck. The suspect drove the truck in reverse with the driver’s door still open and caught the victim, dragging him on the ground for approximately twenty-five feet. The suspect continued to drive in reverse, running over the victim with the front tire. The suspect drove away westbound on Carson Street and has not been identified or captured.
The 67 year old victim sustained a fractured pelvis, fractured ribs on the left side of his chest and minor bleeding around his brain. He was listed in critical condition and was hospitalized for a significant amount of time.
The victim’s truck was found abandoned and was recovered a day after the incident.
A surveillance camera from a nearby business captured the incident on video and detectives obtained still photos of the suspect from the video.
Detectives have exhausted all investigative leads and are now requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Los Angeles County Sheriff’s, Operation Safe Streets Bureau, Lakewood, Detective Perez (562) 623-3566. Or if you wish to remain Anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org
Detective Mark Perez
Lakewood Sheriff’s Station
Operation Safe Streets Bureau
5130 Clark Avenue
Lakewood, CA. 90712
Deputy Guillermina Saldaña
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