PINOLE -- A woman was carjacked in Pinole on Friday night at gunpoint by a woman who initially said she needed help getting to her mother's house in San Pablo, police said.
At about 8:47 p.m., police said a female victim was approached by another woman as the victim was getting into her car on the 1900 block of San Pablo Avenue.
The female suspect told the woman her car had broken down and pointed to a nearby parked car.
The suspect then asked the woman to give her a ride to her mother's house in an unincorporated area of San Pablo. The woman agreed to drive the suspect to her mother's house, according to police.
However, the suspect gave the woman misleading information as to where her mother lived and they ended up driving around Pinole for about 30 minutes.
At one point, police said the woman became suspicious of the suspect and stopped her car to seek assistance from a resident in the 1000 block of Marlesta Road.
But, as the woman was about to get out of her car, the suspect brandished a handgun and ordered the woman out of the car. The suspect then punched the woman in the face and kicked her and drove away east on Marlesta Road towards Appian Way.
The victim's car is a 2001 Mercedes beige SUV with a California license plate number 5EWU199.
The suspect was described as a Hispanic female, 25 years old, 5-feet-1 to 5-feet-5, about 110 pounds, with dark hair in a ponytail, wearing a black sweater and dark pants.
The suspect told the woman her name was "Jessica."
Anyone with information should call detective Justin Takacs at 510-724-8944.
Contact Katie Nelson at 925-945-4780 or follow her at Twitter.com/katienelson210.