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Car Taken at Knifepoint in Cathedral City

Jaffa King

Car Taken at Knifepoint in Cathedral City

CREATED Jul. 26, 2012

CATHEDRAL CITY - Police are on the look out for a man who stole a car at knifepoint in Cathedral City Thursday.

Police say the theft happened about 3:30 p.m. at Buddy Rogers and Allen avenues.

The driver was stopped at the intersection when police say the suspect reached through the driver's side open window and grabbed onto the victim's hand and steering wheel.

The suspect used a knife to threatened the victim with bodily harm if he did not get out of the vehicle.

Police say the suspect got away in the victim's 2010 Dodge Challenger, yellow in color, with California plate of 6JXJ205.

Suspect description: 

White male adult, 30 to 35 years of age, wearing black baggy shorts and unknown color shirt. The suspect was approximately 5-8 to 5-10 in height and weighed approximately 185lbs. The suspect had medium length hair and was unshaven with a black mustache and goatee.  He was also wearing a white and black bandana around his forehead.  
Weapon description:  The knife was described as a make shift knife with a 3" blade.      
Vehicle descriptors: Chrome alloy rims, black racing stripe along the driver and passenger side of vehicle. It also was equipped with a moon roof and rear factory spoiler. The vehicle also had black fuzzy dice hanging from the rear view mirror. The vehicle's panic alarm was activated during the theft and was sounding as the suspect fled.  
The victim was not injured during the incident. This incident appears to be a random crime as the victim does not know the suspect. The suspect should be considered armed and dangerous. 
If anyone has any information regarding this incident please call the Cathedral City Police Department at (760) 770-0300.