Man carjacked at gunpoint

Suspects unknown, truck still missing


A man was carjacked at gunpoint in south Bakersfield early Saturday morning.

Deputies from the Sheriff's Lamont Substation were sent to a residence near Cottonwood Road and DiGorgio Road, south of Bakersfield, because a stranger who arrived at the residence said he was robbed. 

According to officials, 47-year-old Jerry Garza, was assaulted and his blue 1992 Chevrolet truck was carjacked at gunpoint. 

Reportedly, Garza was at a convenience store on S. Union Ave at White Ln, in Bakersfield when two unknown men got in his truck, pointed a gun at him and ordered him to drive away.  An asian female followed them in an unknown car.  Garza drove around the area south of Bakersfield for a while until he pulled over somewhere south of DiGorgio on Cottonwood Road, where he was assaulted.  The suspects drove away in his truck and the unknown car. 

Garza was able to get to the residence to help.  He suffered non life threatening injuries to his head and torso and was transported to a hospital for treatment. 

Garza's truck has not been recovered and the suspects are still unknown.  The investigation is continuing. 

Anyone with information is encouraged to the call the Kern County Sheriff's Office at 861-3110.


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