Carlsbad police were investigating the carjacking of a military veteran in Hosp Grove Park early Friday.
Officers were called to Marron Road and Monroe Avenue, near El Camino Real at 5:38 a.m.
Police say the victim, a 46-year-old man, was getting into his parked truck after walking his dog along the trails of the park. That's when a man in a hooded sweatshirt walked up to him, demanded the truck, took it, and drove away.
The victim "was forcibly taken out and thrown to the ground," police said.
No weapon was used, police said. The truck’s owner was not injured.
Police were on the lookout for a black, newer model Dodge four door pickup with a purple heart California license plate #17PH27.
The area where the carjacking occurred is a park known for its extensive hiking trail located in the northern area of Carlsbad.
No other information was immediately available.
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