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Posted on: September 1, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Carjacking Arrest



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Carjacking Arrest
Station Area:Thermal
Written Date:August 31, 2020Time:11:30 PM
Incident Date:August 31, 2020Time:5:36 PM
Incident Location:Polk Street and Avenue 78, Thermal
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Steve Davis
File Number(s):C202440008


On Monday, August 31, 2020, at 10:39 AM a carjacking at gunpoint was reported in the area of Avenue 78 and Fillmore Street, within the unincorporated area of Thermal.  At about 5:36 PM the suspect vehicle was located by deputies in the area of Calhoun Street and Airport Boulevard.  A vehicle stop was attempted and a pursuit was initiated after the vehicle attempted to evade deputies. 

The vehicle pursuit terminated in the area of Polk Street and Avenue 78 with the suspects fleeing on foot.  After a search of the area, Victor Olivas, 26 of North Shore and Francisco Razo, 24 of North Shore were taken into custody without incident.  Olivas was arrested for carjacking, conspiracy to commit a crime, evading an officer and resisting arrest.  Razo was arrested for carjacking, conspiracy to commit a crime and resisting arrest.  Both were booked into the jail.  

Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy Ramirez at the Thermal Sheriff’s Station (760) 863-8990 or Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Dispatch (760) 836-8348.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

Victor OlivasFrancisco Razo

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