By Marvin Garcia |Staff Writer|
A CSUSB student fell victim to a carjacking that occurred on university premises in parking lot G on Feb. 23 around 12:15 PM.
According to CSUSB Public Affairs press release, the suspect approached the victim, who was sleeping in his Ford Taurus, and threatened the driver with a firearm, and hit him several times before forcing him to drive out of the parking lot.
The suspect, 20 year old Julio Cesar De la Luz, took off with the student’s vehicle after robbing him According to Lieutenant Richard Lawhead of the San Bernardino Police Department, as the victim contacted the authorities, De la Luz crashed the student’s car in the area of 27th Street and Interstate 215 and then carjacked a second victim at gunpoint, then fled the area and headed southbound on Mt. Vernon Ave.
On the morning of Feb 24, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department deputies became involved in pursuing the second victim’s car where two more individuals were accompanying De la Luz, with one believed to be his girlfriend.
De La Cruz faces several felony charges including kidnapping, carjacking, assault with a firearm, and more.