CULVER CITY (CNS) – Police sought the public’s help today in identifying and locating three people, including a boy approximately 12 years old, who allegedly snatched a new SUV from the lot of a vehicle dealership in Culver City at knifepoint.
At approximately 7 p.m. Thursday, the three suspects got into a blue, two-door 2020 Toyota CHR with Culver City Toyota paper plates at Mike Miller Toyota, 9077 Washington Blvd., and attempted to steal it from the parking lot, the Culver City Police Department reported.
When confronted by an employee, one of the suspects — a male approximately 18 years old — pulled out a knife and began to “violently slash at him several times, nearly striking him,” according to a police statement.
The employee backed away and the suspects drove away in the vehicle westbound on Washington Boulevard and out of sight.
One suspect was described as a Latino male approximately 18 years old who was last seen wearing a baseball hat, a white T-shirt, blue shorts and a tattoo of three dots under his eye.
The other suspect was described as a Latino male approximately 18 years old who was last seen wearing a blue sweatshirt and black pants.
The boy, approximately 12 years old, who was also described as Latino, was last seen wearing a black T-shirt and black shorts.
Culver City police asked anyone with information regarding the carjacking to call them at 310-253-6300.