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San Diego Woman Saves Niece From Carjacker

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    Woman Saves Niece During Carjacking

    Liberty Zabala reports from Highland Avenue after a woman was forced to save her niece from the backseat of her SUV when another woman approached the car and proceeded to steal it. (Published Thursday, May 26, 2016)

    A San Diego woman pulled her 8-year-old niece out of an SUV as it was being carjacked by another woman, she told NBC 7 San Diego.

    No arrests have been made in the carjacking that happened at 7:30 a.m. on Highland Avenue near Polk in the City Heights neighborhood.

    The aunt was in tears and asked us not to identify her by name. She said the whole thing happened as she was on her way to take her niece to school

    She was in her 2002 Silver Ford Expedition in an alley when the suspect came up to her window and grabbed her arm.

    The suspect unlocked the car door and reached into her purse as if she was going to pull something out.

    The aunt told us she was able to get out of the car and managed to get her niece from the backseat.

    It’s not clear if the suspect had a weapon.

    The car’s license is 6XPM606.

    A surveillance camera was positioned near where the incident happened. The aunt said she’s not been able to get the footage from the people who own the camera.

    NBC 7 San Diego has reached out to them as well but have not heard back before NBC 7 News Midday.