Carjacking reported at Whittier gas station

WHITTIER — A man was carjacked Thursday afternoon as he gassed up his truck at a Whittier gas station, police said.
The crime took place about 3 p.m. at an Arco station at the corner of Lambert Road and Calmada Avenue, Whittier police Lt. Carlos Solorza said.
A man approached the victim and asked for a ride to Los Angeles, the lieutenant said.
After the victim refused, the carjacker snatched the man’s keys, which were hanging from his belt loop, Solorza said.
The crook got into the victim’s red 2008 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, he said, despite the victim’s efforts to pull him from the vehicle.
Police described the carjacker as a heavy set Latino man, about 6 feet tall, with black hair and brown eyes.

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