Detectives were searching on Tuesday for a man who carjacked a 20-year-old woman during a home-invasion robbery near the University of Redlands campus over the weekend, police said.
The victim was at her residence in the 1300 block of Campus Avenue just before 9:30 p.m. Saturday night when she was confronted by the knife-wielding assailant who demanded her car keys, according to a news release from the Redlands Police Department.
She complied with his demands, but a struggle ensued, the release stated. The victim was eventually able to get away and ran to a neighbor’s home where she called for help.
The robber fled in the victim’s vehicle, described as a gray Volkswagen Jetta with a license plate of 6KZM222. Although police units arrived on scene within a minute of receiving the 911 call, they were unable to locate the car.
Authorities have described the robber as a Hispanic male, between 30 and 40 years old, standing 6-feet tall and weighing 175 pounds. He has thick, dark eyebrows and dark eyes, police said.
He was last seen wearing a red, long-sleeved shirt, black fingerless gloves and had a blue bandana over his face.
The address given by police of the incident is about a block away from the University of Redlands campus, according to Google Maps.
Anyone with information has been asked to contact Redlands police at 909-798-7681.