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Police Arrest Carjacking Suspect Who Beat Elderly Man with Crowbar

The suspect drove off in the victim's car, police said.

A man who police said tried to break into an elderly man's Clairemont home and then violently beat him with a crowbar Monday morning has been arrested, according to the San Diego Police Department. 

The 72-year-old victim drove up to his home on Kesling Street on Monday morning to find a man in his 30s using a crowbar to try and break into his garage, SDPD Officer Dino Delimitros said. 

When the man got out of his minivan and confronted the unidentified suspect, the suspect turned around and violently attacked the elderly man with the crowbar, police said. 

Once he finished beating the man, the suspect got into the victim's Toyota Sienna and drove off, police said.

Police responded to the home and found the victim semi-conscious on the ground with a head injury.

The suspect, identified as Daniel Dubois was found on the 12500 block of Poway Road and was arrested. SDPD said officers also recovered the victim's car.

Detectives with the SDPD Robbery unit are investigating the case.

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