South Pasadena PD Seeks Public’s Help In Identifying Attempt Carjacking/Possible Arson Suspect

PHOTO: Provided by South Pasadena Police Department | News | Police believe the man depicted in this drawing attempted to carjack a woman on the 1800 block of State Street in South Pasadena, and may have started a car fire in front of a nearby apartment building on Sunday, Aug. 16


On 8-16-20, at about 1:20 AM, victim was sitting in her parked vehicle on her cellphone in the 1800 block of State Street, South Pasadena, CA when the above suspect walked up and started to hit her driver’s side window with his shirt wrapped around his fist.

After a few attempts, the suspect walked away but shortly returned with a rock to shatter the driver’s side window. The suspect pulled the victim out of the vehicle and entered. The suspect was unable to start the vehicle and exited the car, then ran away.

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The suspect may be also involved in an arson. As responding officers arrived, they saw a vehicle on fire parked on the street at an adjacent apartment complex in the 1700 block of State Street.

If you have any information or recognize the suspect depicted in the sketch, please contact SPPD Detectives at 626-403-7280.