West Hills: Detectives from the
Los Angeles Police Department’s Topanga Division are asking for the
public’s help to identify a carjacking suspect.
On Saturday April 4, 2015, officers from Topanga Division responded
to a radio call of a carjacking that occurred at a gas station
located in the 22700 block of Vanowen Street. When the officers
arrived, they met with the victim who said that while she was
pumping gas, the suspect approached her on foot and threatened her
with the knife. Fearing for her safety, the victim moved away from
the gas pump. The suspect then pulled the gas nozzle from the
vehicle, threw it on the ground, then drove the victim’s car
northbound on Fallbrook Avenue.
The stolen car is a grey, 2000 Toyota Camry four-door with
California plates 4KBA401.
The suspect is described as a male black who stands approximately
5’7″ to 5’11” tall and is between 25 to 35-years-old. He appeared
to weigh 200-230 pounds, had curly hair and a short beard. The
suspect was last seen wearing a grey t-shirt, a light-colored
flannel short sleeved shirt and blue jeans.
Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call Topanga Area
at 818-756-4820. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls
should be directed to
1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous
should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).
Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number
274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text
messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go
to www.LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.