ANAHEIM (CBSLA) – Authorities have captured a Baldwin Park woman suspected of carjacking a 79-year-old woman’s sedan at gunpoint in Anaheim by pretending to cry and then asking for a ride.
Baldwin Park police found and arrested 29-year-old Khristal Soledad Selva Thursday on carjacking charges, according to Anaheim police. Authorities did not immediately confirm how Selva was identified as the suspect.
Anaheim police report that the carjacking occurred at 12:40 p.m. Wednesday afternoon in the parking lot of the Holiday Station Post Office, located at 1180 W Ball Rd., near Disneyland.
According to police, the incident began when victim was getting into her 2008 Kia Rio at her apartment complex, and noticed a young woman crying nearby. When the victim approached the woman and asked if she needed help, the woman asked her for a ride.
The victim drove the suspect about a distance of one mile to the parking lot of the post office, where the suspect then pulled out a gun and stole the car.
“The victim made contact with the young lady, asked if she was okay, the young lady asked for a ride to a bus stop,” Sgt. Daron Wyatt told CBS2. “So the victim gave the young woman a ride to the post office there. At which point, the young woman removed a handgun from her purse, pointed it at the victim, and ordered her out of the vehicle.”
The victim was not hurt during the incident.
Police believe Selva targeted the victim because her car had a disability license plate.