Suspected carjackers return veteran's house keys before stealing his car

Posted at 5:46 AM, Jul 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-20 09:27:03-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A military veteran was robbed of his wallet and had his car stolen Friday morning by two men outside of his College Area apartment, but the men gave back the victim’s house keys before driving off in the vehicle.

The incident happened at around 2 a.m. in the 6700 block of El Cajon Boulevard, according to San Diego police.

The victim, identified only as a disabled military veteran, said he just returned to the apartment complex after getting gas when he was approached by two black men.

One of the men held a gun to the victim’s face and told him to hand over the keys and his wallet.

The victim said he gave in to the demands, but he then asked the men if he could have his house keys back.

“He goes, ‘Car keys,’ so I pull out by fob and I hand it to him. He goes, ‘Drop it on the ground and back up,’ so I put it on the ground and start backing up. I go, ‘Can I get my house keys so I can go in?’ He goes, ‘I’ll slide them to you,’” the victim told 10News.

The men then sped away in the victim’s 2017 Toyota Yaris, with the car’s license plate number 7ZAH500.

The victim said he is concerned about his wallet because it contains some important personal information.

Descriptions of the suspected carjackers were not immediately available.