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Truck Forcibly Taken from Victim in Carlsbad

Pick-up truck with Purple Heart plates forcibly taken after victim returned from walking his dog

Carlsbad CA— Early this morning, February 3 at 5:38 a.m., the City of Carlsbad Police Department was called to the area of Marron Road and Monroe Avenue.  The caller, a 46-year-old male, reported that he had his vehicle stolen from an unknown suspect. The suspect was described as an unknown race male wearing a dark-colored hoodie.

Officers responded to the area and located the victim.  Investigating officers found that the victim had his vehicle forcibly taken from him after he returned from taking his dog for a walk.

The vehicle taken is described as a black newer model Dodge four door pickup with a purple heart California license plate #17PH27.

The victim stated that he was in his vehicle at the time of the contact and was forcibly taken out and thrown to the ground. No weapons were seen by the victim at the time of the incident.

Neither the victim or his dog sustained any injuries from the incident.

Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect and vehicle.

A search for the suspect and vehicle and an investigation into why the vehicle was taken is ongoing.