Police Arrest Possible Carjacking Suspect
CREATED May. 11, 2012
PALM SPRINGS - A Southern California man is arrested after being linked to a Palm Springs carjacking.
According to the Palm Springs Police Department, the reported carjacking happened Wednesday around 7 p.m. in the area of Amado Road and North Palm Canyon Drive.
"Police arrived and learned that a female victim was seated in the driver's seat of her parked car in the 300 block of North Palm Canyon. A female passenger was seated in one of the rear seats, while two other friends walked nearby. The suspect entered the victim's vehicle from an opened front passenger door. The suspect displayed a firearm and demanded that the driver and passenger exit the vehicle," said police.
Out of fear for their safety, the driver and passenger exited the vehicle. The suspect slid across to the driver's seat and drove away. Officers searched for the vehicle but have not been able to locate it at this time. The driver and passenger were not injured during the incident.
The vehicle that was taken was a maroon 2008 Honda Accord 4 Door, with only a rear New Mexico license plate. The vehicle was last seen driving southbound on North Palm Canyon Drive from the location.
On Thursday police arrested 22 year old Byron Robinson of Antelope. Police say he was seen driving the stolen car while leaving Palm Canyon Liquor after shoplifting items from the store. Police searched the area and found the suspect hiding undeneath a vehicle. Robinson was arrested for the carjacking.