We first Flashed word of what this site had heard was an attempted carjacking near Walnut Heights Elementary School on Sunday and queried a city spokesperson asking for additional details. We did not hear back until police posted this information on a social media page.
Police confirmed our information that an attempted carjacking did occur shortly before 8 p.m. on Sunday, with a Walnut Creek resident sitting in his car waiting to meet a friend when three suspects approached, one of them armed with a handgun, and ordered him out of the car.
The intended victim was able to start his car and drive off, calling for help after reaching a safe location.
The three suspects were described as:
Black male approximately 17-18 years old, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt.
Hispanic male approximately 17-18 years old, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt.
Black male approximately 17-18 years old with a light complexion. Unknown clothing description.
It was not immediately known if the suspects arrived on foot or had access to another vehicle.