Police looking for Sunset Cliffs carjack suspects

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Police are on the lookout for up to eight
people who beat up a 17-year-old boy near Sunset Cliffs and drove off in his
BMW, but ditched the car about 50 yards away.

The teen was in the 1998 BMW waiting for some friends shortly before 8
p.m. Saturday in the vicinity of Ladera Street and Sunset Cliffs Boulevard when
he was approached by five or six men and two women, all in their 20s, San Diego
police Officer David Stafford said.

Two of the men got into the boy's car and began rummaging though its
contents. The teen started to drive away and push them out, but the two
suspects started to assault him, Stafford said.

The driver stopped the vehicle and was pulled out by several of the
suspects, Stafford said. The male suspects then kicked the victim in his face
and head, according to the officer.

The group of suspects then sped away in the victim's car, Stafford said.
However, responding officers found the car abandoned about 50 yards away.

The teen was hospitalized with moderate facial injuries, Stafford said.

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