Man stabbed during confrontation over stolen vehicle in Koreatown area

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Police investigate a stabbing and possible carjacking in the Koreatown area on Aug. 10, 2021. (KTLA)

Police investigate a stabbing and possible carjacking in the Koreatown area on Aug. 10, 2021. (KTLA)

A stabbing during a confrontation over a stolen vehicle left a man hospitalized in the Koreatown area Tuesday morning. 

Police received a call about an auto theft in the 400 block of South Virgil Avenue just after 3:30 a.m., a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson confirmed.

Arriving officers found a man in his 30s suffering from stab wounds.

The man told officers he noticed some people looking at his car the day before and then noticed his car was gone Tuesday morning.

Believing he recognized one of the people who had been looking at his car Monday night, the victim confronted the person, LAPD Officer Lee said.

That’s when an unrelated person came up and stabbed the man, Lee said.

The victim was taken to a local hospital and was listed in stable condition.

Police are searching for the attacker, who fled the area following the stabbing, and are also looking for whoever stole the car.

No descriptions of the people being sought was given.

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