PALMDALE – Palmdale detectives are searching for two thieves who carjacked a 23-year-old woman at gunpoint in east Palmdale last night.
The incident happened around 9:30 p.m. in front of the Palmdale Smoke Shop near 25th Street East and Avenue S, said Palmdale Community Relations deputy Robbie Royster.
The victim told deputies she pulled up to the store and was using her phone when a man opened the passenger door, brandished a semi-automatic gun, and told her to get out of the car, Royster said.
When the woman got out of her car, the thief walked around to the driver’s side and backed the vehicle up a few feet before another man jumped into the passenger side, Royster said.
The two carjackers escaped southbound on 25th Street East, Royster said.
The gunman is described as a Hispanic male in his 30s, about 5’08” tall, weighing around 190 pounds and wearing a black baseball cap. The second suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 30s wearing a black hoodie, Royster said.
The stolen vehicle is a white 2010 four-door Toyota Corolla with the license plate number 6VAN410.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Palmdale detectives at 661-272-2400. If you would like to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.