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Woman carjacked in parking lot of Fashion Valley Mall, threatened with knife

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Posted at 3:51 PM, Mar 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-26 12:16:05-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Police are searching for a man suspected of carjacking a woman at Fashion Valley Mall Monday afternoon.

According to San Diego police, the incident happened just before 2 p.m. in the JCPenney’s parking lot, located on the west side of the mall.

Police said a 57-year-old woman was walking to her car when a man approached her from behind. According to police, the man held a knife to the woman’s neck and demanded her wallet and keys.

After the victim handed over the items, the man drove away in her car. The woman’s vehicle is a white 2017 four-door Nissan Sentra with California license plate 8HQW040.

The vehicle was last seen heading southbound on Fashion Valley Road.

The suspected carjacker is described as Hispanic, 30-35 years old, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall, with brown hair. He was wearing a black T-shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information on the case is urged to call the SDPD Robbery Unit at 619-531-2299 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.