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Surveillance video released of Broadway carjacking

Sacramento police have released surveillance video and photos of a man sought in connection with a carjacking May 10 on Broadway.

The video shows the victim exiting his white Toyota Tahoma truck and entering a business at 5:26 p.m. in the 6400 block of Broadway. The carjacker, who appeared at the scene only a few seconds later, noticed the car was left unattended and entered the same business to check the owner’s presence and walked back toward the vehicle.

The carjacker then got into the car and the victim quickly followed him outside to his truck.

According to a Police Department news release, the victim confronted the man and tried to physically remove him from the truck. During the struggle, the man threatened to shoot the victim, although no gun was seen.

The victim held onto his vehicle near the front door and was dragged around for several feet in the parking lot as the carjacker was trying to flee. As the vehicle gained speed, the victim let go of his truck.

The carjacker drove the truck south on 65th Street, and officers found the vehicle a short time later in the area of 14th Avenue and 63rd Street.

The carjacker is described as Asian, in his late 20s, 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing about 120 pounds with black hair and a thin black mustache. He was last seen wearing a blue oversized T-shirt with white lettering, blue basketball-style shorts and white and black high-top shoes.

Anyone with information regarding the carjacking is asked to call the Police Department at 916-264-5471 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at 916-443-4357, or submit an anonymous tip using the free “P3 Tips” smartphone app. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Walter Ko: 916-321-1436, @jntaeko