San Marcos police are on the lookout for carjacking suspects in two separate incidents that investigators believe are related.
Initial investigations find that the victims are not related in any way and that both appear to be randomly selected. Both incidents occurred in the overnight to early morning hours in residents parts of San Marcos.
The victims in the incidents described both white and black male suspects wearing hooded sweatshirts with hoods drawn and bandanas covering their faces. The suspect vehicle is a white 4-door passenger car.
The most recent incident was on October 1. Police say just before midnight a female victim was driving to her home off Candlelight Lane and was followed by a four door passenger car. When she parked her car in the driveway police say she was approached by two black males armed with handguns. The suspects ordered the victim out of the car but left when she called 9-1-1.
The other incident happened on September 23. At around 3:10 p.m. two suspects with handguns approached a man as he was sitting in his car in the parking at Cabana Beach Apartments located at 1250 Sadler Drive.
One of the suspects entered the man's car and forced him to drive it away from the apartment complex. The male victim was released uninjured but one of the suspects stole the car. The second suspect was driving a white four door passenger car and following. The male victim described the suspects as "younger looking" males, one black and one white.
People with information on these crimes or the suspects involved are asked to call Detective Aubry at 512-753-2306.
Police are also offering some tips for people to stay safe:
- Stay vigilant and aware of your surroundings and watch for the possibility of someone following you.
- If you believe you are being followed, change your route, contact 911, and drive to the Police Department or a well-lit, populated area.
- 'Avoid sitting in your vehicle and not paying attention to your surroundings or being preoccupied with mobile devices.