SMC Sheriff's Office seeks carjacking, assault with deadly weapon suspect

SMC Sheriff's Office seeks carjacking, assault with deadly weapon suspect

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in apprehending a carjacking and assault with a deadly weapon suspect out of Millbrae, Deputy Rebecca Rosenblatt said in a statement on Friday.

Antonio Ambriz, a 20-year-old Hispanic man, is suspected of stealing a 64-year-old man's car that was parked in his driveway running and then running the man over, Rosenblatt said.

The incident occurred early Friday morning about 8:46 a.m. near the intersection of South Ashton and Millbrae avenues. The victim had left his 1991 white Acura Legend running in his driveway while he went back inside his house to get something he had forgotten when he heard his car door slam shut, Rosenblatt said. He went back out and saw a man, later identified as Ambriz, sitting behind the driver's seat.

Ambriz is then alleged to have struck the man with the vehicle and running him over, Rosenblatt said. The victim was hospitalized with minor injuries, however.

Ambriz reportedly fled the area in the stolen Acura and is still at large and should be considered dangerous, Rosenblatt said.

The vehicle's license plate number is 2WXC542.

Ambriz is described as a Hispanic man, about 5-foot-9 and about 165 pounds, Rosenblatt said. He has black hair, brown eyes and a short cropped, full beard.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call their local law enforcement agency, Rosenblatt said. He is considered dangerous and he should not be approached.

He is reportedly known in both Millbrae and Stockton, Rosenblatt said.

Anyone with further information on this suspect is also encouraged to call the Sheriff's Office's Millbrae bureau at (650) 259-2300.

Correction: This story originally said Ambriz was wanted for carjacking and attempted murder. Ambriz is wanted for the carjacking and assault with a deadly weapon, not attempted murder at this time.

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