Redwood City – A 38-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an armed carjacking in Redwood City, police said.
The Redwood City Police Department said in a news release Monday that the incident was reported at midnight on Saturday at the 1400 block of Marshall Street.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a driver was standing in front of the Marymount Manor apartment and had gone inside, leaving behind a passenger in the car. Police said a man armed with a gun then approached the passenger and forced him out of the car.
Police said the suspect drove south on Marshall Street toward Chestnut Street in the car.
Menlo Park officials found the car on the 3600 block of Haven Avenue at around 2:45 p.m. Police said the suspected officers tried to contact him when he fled.
Police said officers from Redwood City and Menlo Park searched a nearby homeless camp and found the suspect hiding under a trailer.
The victim identified the suspect, and the suspect was arrested and charged with carjacking and drug possession at the San Mateo County Jail.
Anyone with information related to the case may contact Redwood City Police Detective Sgt. Nick Perna at 650-780-7672 or the police department’s tip line at 650-780-7110.