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Posted On: May 21, 2013
On May 19, 2013 at 1651 hours, the victim was sitting in her vehicle in the parking lot of 7630 Washington Avenue. The suspect approached her and demanded her vehicle. The suspect made a motion towards his waistband as if he was in possession of a weapon. The victim relinquished her vehicle to the suspect. The suspect was described as male Hispanic, 5’10”, brown eyes, shaved head and in his mid 20’s. The vehicle was described as a 2008 white Ford Edge. Whittier Police arrived and immediately placed the vehicle in the stolen vehicle system. Later that night, Buena Park Police Officers located the occupied vehicle. The subject inside the vehicle was identified as the carjacking suspect from earlier in the evening. He is being held at the Whittier Police Department for carjacking.
Fernando Castillo is a 41-year-old resident of Montebello. He is being held on $100,000 bail.
For questions regarding this incident, please call Community Relations Officer Brad White at 562-567-9208.
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