Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputies are investigating an armed carjacking reported at an Alamo shopping center Monday afternoon, according to a department spokesman.
Deputies responded to the center on the 3100 block of Danville Boulevard around 2:30 p.m. after emergency dispatchers received a call from a man who reported his wife had just been carjacked in the parking lot, according to sheriff’s office spokesman Jimmy Lee.
Authorities arrived at the scene and contacted the woman, who said she was sitting in the driver’s seat of her Porsche Boxster convertible with the door open about 15 minutes earlier when a stranger forced her out of the car at gunpoint, Lee said.
The gunman entered the car and drove away, according to Lee. The woman was not harmed during the incident.
Law enforcement agencies were notified to be on the lookout for the stolen car, but it was not located despite an extensive search, Lee said. The car was described as a white-colored, two-door, 2015 Porsche Boxster convertible with California license plate 7JEE656.
The investigation is ongoing, Lee said. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 646-2441. For any tips, call (866) 846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message or email email@example.com.