Carjacking suspect caught after crash in South Bay

Posted at 7:31 AM, Sep 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-22 10:58:48-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A man carjacked two vehicles within hours in Otay Mesa, San Diego Police said Friday.

The first carjacking happened in the parking lot of the Iris Trolley Station on Iris Ave. about 10:30 p.m. Thursday.

A man was outside of his Volkswagen Jetta and a woman was sitting in the car when the suspect got into the driver’s seat, police said.

The woman got out of the car and the suspect drove away, according to San Diego Police.

Officers searched the area and found the suspect had parked the Jetta at Palm Ave. and Beyer Way and carjacked another car.

Two men who were sitting in a Hyundai Genesis when the suspect grabbed the driver and pulled him out of the car. The passenger got out and the suspect drove away in the Genesis, officers said.

The suspect crashed into a white SUV at I-805 and Sweetwater, police said.

Paramedics took the driver, 33-year-old Daniel Perez, to the hospital with a knee injury.