Written by AARON CASTREJON
DUARTE - Two suspects pressed handguns up against their victim’s face and took off with his wallet, cell phone, keys and Jeep Liberty outside a Walmart July 7.
The robbery and carjacking was reported at 5:12 a.m. outside the Walmart, 1600 Mountain Ave. Victim was waiting for the arrival of his carpool partner when one suspect approached and ordered him out of the vehicle while pointing a black semi-automatic handgun at him, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Fearing for his life, the victim exited the vehicle and then was met by second suspect, also armed with a firearm.
“Both suspects place the muzzles of their weapons on the victim’s face and ordered him to look down and away from them. The victim was ordered to hand over the vehicle’s keys, his wallet and his phone, to which he complied,” according to the Sheriff’s Temple Station in a written statement.
Both suspects, described as Black men, had the hoods of their hooded sweatshirts cinched tightly over their faces.
After surrendering his vehicle, the victim heard his Jeep Liberty speeding away. Moments later, he heard a collision and saw a secondary vehicle tied to the car jacking that collided with the rear of his Jeep. Both vehicles then sped away from the Walmart west on Central Avenue.