Suspect jailed after car jacking
A man carjacked another man of his pickup truck minutes before being tracked down and arrested by sheriff’s deputies nearby, officials said. The crime took place about 7 p.m. Thursday in the parking lot of Superior Grocers in the city of industry. A carjacker approached the victim and stole his Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck by force, officials said. No weapon was used in the crime. The victim further reported that the truck had a case of Modelo beer inside, officials said. Deputies quickly found the just-stolen pickup truck abandoned several blocks away, Gutierrez said. And minutes later, they spotted the alleged carjacker in the area of Hacienda Boulevard and Lujon Street and took him into custody, she said. The suspect’s identity was not immediately available pending the booking process. Police are urging the public to take extra precautions when shopping.