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Man carjacked at gunpoint near Otay Mesa

A man was carjacked at gunpoint early Thursday while working on his vehicle on a street in the Ocean Crest neighborhood of San Diego, police said.

Police received a call at 6:30 a.m. reporting that the 1984 Mercedes Benz 300SD had been stolen on Sea Drift Way near Sea Reef Drive in the Ocean Crest community near Otay Mesa.

The owner was working on his car when a man approached him, according to police Officer David O’Brien.

The man asked the car owner if he needed any help, and the owner replied that he did not. The man then pulled out a gun and told the car owner to step away from the Mercedes, police said. He got into the car and drove away.

The car owner was not injured.

The carjacker was described as an Hispanic man approximately 25 to 30 years old with a beard and wearing a black shirt and black pants.

The San Diego Police Department’s robbery unit is investigating the case.

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