PINOLE -- A man washing his car Tuesday evening instead had it stolen by a carjacker, police said.
No one was injured.
The victim was at the Solar Car Wash at 730 Fifth Avenue at about 7:39 p.m. Tuesday when a man approached him, pointed a semi-automatic handgun and demanded the keys, according to a statement from Pinole police. The man gave the gunman his keys, and the suspect drove eastbound on San Pablo Avenue.
Police said the suspect was a black male, in his mid- to late 20s, weighing about 200 pounds, wearing a checkered jacket and a dark hat, with a handkerchief covering his face. The car is a white 2001 Mitsubishi Montero, license plate number 4NLA091.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Detective Justin Takacs at 510-724-8944.