Car stolen at knifepoint at Albertsons
- Lori Hall
- West Linn Tidings - News
West Linn police reported a carjacking Wednesday morning, Sept. 28.
At 9:09 a.m., Manuel Vallejo DeJesus reported that his car was stolen from the Albertson's parking lot by a man with a knife. DeJesus was not injured.
According to police, DeJesus was working in the store and went outside on a break. He drove his car to the loading dock area behind the store and was approached by a white male, about 30 years old, with a slender to average build, short light brown hair and a full beard. He was wearing a black trench coat.
The suspect approached the car and asked DeJesus for a cigarette. DeJesus did not give him one. According to the report, the subject then came back a few minutes later and asked for DeJesus' identification inferring that he was a police officer. The victim refused. The suspect then opened the car door and held a knife to the victim, ordering him from the car.
The car was last seen turning onto 10th Street from Blankenship.
The stolen vehicle is described as a white 1995 Mercedes Benz C-280 sedan, Oregon license 867CFJ. The car has tinted windows and chrome wheels.
DeJesus is meeting with detectives and working on a composite drawing.