RANCHO CUCAMONGA – A woman was carjacked while sitting in her parked vehicle at the Terra Vista Town Center in Rancho Cucamonga on Friday evening. At around 4:00 p.m. deputies from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department received the report of the carjacking. The victim told authorities that as she sat in her parked car a male suspect approached her. The suspect, later identified as 30-year-old Adam Halawani from Rancho Cucamonga asked the victim for money, which she refused. Halawani then ordered her to give him the keys as he lifted his t-shirt to expose the handle of a handgun while removing it slightly from his pants.
The victim threw her key onto the front seat, grabbed her dog, who was inside the vehicle with her and ran. The make, model and description of the vehicle, along with the suspect information was broadcasted to all local authorities. Around a half hour later, the Fontana police located the stolen vehicle and the suspect. When they attempted to pull the suspect over, he failed to yield causing a pursuit that ended near the 57 freeway and Pathfinder Road when the suspect crashed into a tree.
Rancho Cucamonga deputies, who were responding to the carjacking call responded to the location positively identifying the driver. Deputies located a pellet gun, which was manufactured to look like a M1911 .45 caliber handgun. The suspect was transported to UC Irvine Medical Center for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash, Halawani was arrested for carjacking and felony evading. When cleared by UC Irvine medical staff, he will be booked into the West Valley Detention Center.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department at (909) 477-2800. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com
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