SAN JOSE -- Police are looking for tips regarding a carjacking last month in which a 70-year-old woman had a knife held to her throat, was forced out of her vehicle and then struck by her own SUV as the robbers fled the scene.
The carjacking happened in the parking lot of a shopping center at Silver Creek Road and E. Capitol Expressway around 3:20 p.m. Aug. 25. Police said the victim was sitting in her gray 2009 Chevrolet Equinox SUV when a man opened the driver's side door and held a knife to her neck before physically forcing her out, while demanding the car.
The man then got in the car and as he drove off hit the woman, knocking her to the ground and causing moderate injuries that were treated at the scene by paramedics. A second man then got in the passenger seat of the SUV and they drove away.
They were both described as being in their mid-20s, wearing dark clothing.
The car was found Aug. 27 in San Francisco.
Anyone with information is asked to call San Jose police at 408-277-4166. Those wanting to remain anonymous can call CrimeStoppers at 408-947-7867, and may be eligible for a reward if information leads to an arrest and prosecution.
Contact Eric Kurhi at 408-920-5852. Follow him at Twitter.com/erickurhi.