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Man filling up water bottles at refill station carjacked at gunpoint, San Diego police say

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Posted at 6:53 AM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 09:56:10-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A man filling up water bottles at a refill station was carjacked at gunpoint late Thursday evening, San Diego police said.

The incident occurred at around 10:35 p.m. at 48th Street and University Avenue, in San Diego’s Fox Canyon area, according to police.

Police said the 39-year-old victim parked his car and left it running near a water refill station, and as he was filling up water bottles, two men approached him.

One of the men pointed a gun at the victim and told him to get away from the car, causing the victim to run away.

The two men got into the car and drove away in an unknown direction.

The car is a blue Volkswagen Bug with no license plate, according to police.

The suspected carjackers -- one black, the other Hispanic -- were described as 5 feet 9 to 5 feet 10 inches tall in their late teens to early 30s.

The victim told police one of the men was wearing jeans, a black hoodie with a jean jacket over it, a bandana covering his face and the hoodie covering his head.

The other suspected carjacker was wearing jeans with a black zip-up hoodie, with the hoodie over his head and a bandana covering his face.

The victim was not injured in the incident.