A man carjacked a vehicle in Pacfic Beach, and then tried to steal other cars in Kearny Mesa Saturday. NBC 7's Lea Sutton was one of the first on the scene and has this report.
San Diego police officers are looking for the suspect in a series of carjackings after a man stole a vehicle in Pacific Beach and then tried to steal other cars in Kearny Mesa Saturday.
Real estate agent Martin Correia was picking up a sign in Pacific Beach when he tried to help someone who seemed to be having trouble
"He was going down the wrong road and uh looked like his car had stalled of some sort and I had offered said do you need any help," Correia said.
That's when Martin says the man jumped out of the car he was driving and into his black Mercedes. He turned to Martin and told him to get in the car too.
"He said ‘Jump in’ and I said, ‘No I'm not going to do that’ but I said ‘You do need to get out of the car it's going to be okay, I'm her to help you out.’ He goes ‘No, no I have to go,’" Correia recalled.
Martin said the suspect took off fishtailing. According to investigators the suspect drove to two different car dealerships in Kearny Mesa and demanded a car.
“This is a subject that attempted two armed carjackings, stole a car to begin with and attempted to steal three others stating that he had a weapon," said SDPD Lt. Paul Rorrison.
Martin says the suspect was about 5'10 , was probably in his 20's and had longish, sandy, blond hair Police say he had also stolen the car he was driving before taking Correia's car.
The police did find evidence in the Mercedes and they say they're confident they will be able to identify him.