A cab driver, carjacked in Mission Beach last month, told police his attackers may be members of the U.S. military.
San Diego County Crime Stoppers and Investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s robbery unit are asking for assistance from the public to help identify two unknown suspects.
According to investigators, the cab driver picked up two men on Mission Boulevard near Belmont Park around 7:30 p.m. on March 25.
The driver told police he drove two men, both about 25 to 26 years old, to an 7-11 at 3146 Sports Arena Blvd.
The men told the driver they needed to get money from an ATM. After they walked out of the store, and the cab started to leave the area, the men told the driver to stop police said.
The driver recalls that one man opened the driver’s side door and pulled him out of the cab. Then, the second man jumped into the passenger seat and they took off in the cab, police said.
Officers recovered the cab minutes after the carjacking on the first floor of the Glasshouse Square parking structure; a short distance away from the 7-11, according to a Crime Stoppers news release. Police say the driver’s wallet was missing.
The cab driver thinks that both suspects may be in the military.
If you have information, call the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Anonymous email and text messages can be sent in via www.sdcrimestoppers.com.