SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diego police were on the lookout Monday for a man who tried to take a woman's car at gunpoint in a parking lot at Fashion Valley Mall.
The attempted carjacking outside the JC Penney department store at 6987 Friars Road was reported at 9:43 p.m. Sunday, according to San Diego police Officer Dino Delimitros.
The victim, who works at the mall, told investigators she was getting into her car and about to leave when the gunman approached on foot and tried to get her out of the vehicle, he said in a statement.
She refused and the gunman fled southbound. He was described as a black man wearing a gray hoodie with a blue stripe on it and dark baseball shorts, Delimitros said, adding that the gunman was accompanied by a tall white man wearing "athletic" clothing.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled Tuesday for a former San Diego police officer accused of groping four women during pat-down searches last year.
Chula Vista police will be looking for drivers talking or texting on cell phones Tuesday and through the end of the month as part of "Distracting Driving Awareness Month."
Police were on the lookout Tuesday for the man who fired a shot while robbing a Rolando-area smoke shop and his accomplice who emptied its cash register.