Police were searching Monday for a carjacker who attacked and abducted a student at CSUSB and then stole a second vehicle at gunpoint.
The first carjacking occurred around 12:15 p.m. in parking lot G located near the gym on the campus of California State University, San Bernardino, according to a news release from campus police.
The armed suspect approached the student’s car and asked if he wanted to buy a pair of shoes, an email sent out by the school stated.
When the student declined, the suspect pulled out a handgun, got into the car and ordered the victim to drive away, according to school officials.
Once they were off campus, the suspect hit the student, demanded money and the victim’s cellphone, campus police said.
The suspect then ordered the student to get out of the car and drove off, the release stated.
A short time later, the suspect crashed the student’s car near the 215 Freeway and Highland Avenue, the school email stated.
The suspect then carjacked another vehicle at that location and was seen driving off in a gray Lexus, school officials said.
The suspect was not believed to be affiliated with the campus.
He was described as a Black man between 25 and 35 years old, weighing approximately 180 to 190 pounds and about 5 feet 10 inches tall.
He was dressed in a grey hoodie shirt, black shorts and a baseball cap.
He was also wearing a thick gold chain necklace with a large gold medallion and has a tattoo over his left eyebrow that said, “thrive”.
The San Bernardino Police Department and the California Highway Patrol were assisting University Police in the investigation.
Anyone with information was asked to contact University Police at 909-537-5165 or 909-537-7777.