Deputies are looking for a suspect that may have carjacked a vehicle from a woman in Rainbow on Jan. 21.
According to Sheriff’s Lt. Robert Haley, Maribel Blanco, a 29-year-old woman, was driving near the intersection of Rainbow Valley Blvd. and Old Highway 395 at approximately 8:30 p.m. when a man she would only call “Brian” got into the backseat of her car, and told her to get out.
“When she asked why, he hit her on the back of the head with a pistol,” said Haley. “She noticed that another white male got into the passenger seat and the two drove away.”
During the course of the deputies’ investigation, Blanco received a call, and she was informed that her vehicle was close to the border patrol checkpoint on “the highway.”
Deputies are still investigating the cause of the carjacking, and are seeking information regarding the suspects.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s substation in Fallbrook at (760) 451-3100.