Vehicle Taken in Carjacking Found Burning Under Van Duzen Bridge
At 2:22 a.m. today, a vehicle taken in a carjacking yesterday morning was found burning underneath the Van Duzen Bridge. Although the license plate had been removed, it was quickly identified by the California Highway Patrol as the 1998 Ford Escort taken in a carjacking from the 2900 block of California Street in Eureka about 6:45 a.m. yesterday.
According to Brittany Powell, spokesperson for the Eureka Police Department, The victim of the carjacking reported that multiple individuals had been on the scene when a Hispanic male adult between the ages of 30 to 40-years-old held him up with a knife taking a sum of money. That suspect was 5’9″ and weighed about 170 pounds.
While the one man was taking the victim’s money, another stole the car he was driving and his cell phone. “The second male had tattoos on his face,” said Powell. “The victim know the monikers of the suspects.”
The incident is under investigation, Powell said.