Fresno Police are one step closer to finding the man accused of assaulting, kidnapping, and carjacking a woman in Northeast Fresno. The crimes occurred on Friday morning. Police said the suspect stole the victim’s SUV after assaulting her. Officers recovered the car on Sunday morning.
Chief Jerry Dyer said the 24-year old victim’s stolen SUV was found less than 2.5 miles away from her house. Police believe the suspect dumped the car an hour after committing the alleged crimes.
Dyer said the suspect is still on the run.
The victim’s car was found on Sunday morning in the 300 block of Bluff Avenue.
Dyer said the victim has left the area.
Local therapist Larry Langford said there may be lingering fear for the victim and the community as a whole.
Police continue to canvass the area where the car was abandoned. They believe the suspect is still in the Fresno area. If you have any information on this case, you are urged to contact Fresno Police or Crime Stoppers at 498-STOP.