A man stopping to help what appeared to be a stranded motorist became the victim of a carjacking when the motorist and two other men attacked him and stole his car Tuesday night.
The victim did not sustain serious injuries in the attack, but was robbed of his vehicle, wallet and cell phone, said Turlock Police spokesperson Sgt. Stephen Webb.
The incident happened around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday in the 800 block of Dianne Drive.
The victim was driving home from work when he saw a man standing beside a car and flagging him down on Dianne Drive.
The victim stopped to offer his assistance and the man asked if he had any jumper cables, Webb said.
The victim told the man he didn’t have any cables. It was at this point that the man punched the victim and pulled him out of his vehicle.
A second suspect got out of the vehicle and forcibly took the victim’s wallet and cell phone, Webb said.
The two suspects drove off in the victim’s white 2006 Toyota Tacoma. A third suspect drove off in the black four-door vehicle that supposedly had been in need of a jump, Webb said.
The victim reported the incident to the police department around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday after walking to a convenience store.
All three suspects were described as Hispanic males. The first suspect was described as being in his 30s and wearing a red and white 49er T-shirt. He stands about 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs around 190 pounds.
The second suspect was described as being in his 20s and wearing black pants and a red hat. He was about 5 feet 3 inches to 5 feet 4 inches tall and about 190 pounds.
Anyone with information about the carjacking is asked to contact the Turlock Police Department at 668-5550.