WEST HILLS (CBSLA.com) — Police asked for the public’s help Tuesday to identify a man who was caught on surveillance video carjacking a woman as she pumped gas at a Chevron station in West Hills.
The carjacking happened Saturday in the 22700 block of Vanowen Street, Los Angeles police officials said. A woman told officers she was pumping gas when the man approached her on foot and threatened her with a knife, police said.
The woman moved away from the gas pump, police said, then the man pulled the gas nozzle from the vehicle, threw it on the ground, then drove her car northbound on Fallbrook Avenue.
The stolen car is a grey, 2000 Toyota Camry four-door with California license plate 4KBA401.
The suspect is described as a black man, between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-11, between 25 and 35 years old and 200 to 230 pounds, with curly hair and a short beard. The carjacker was last seen wearing a gray T-shirt, a light-colored flannel short-sleeved shirt and blue jeans.
Anyone with information about this carjacking can call Topanga Area robbery detectives at (818) 756-4820.