Goleta, Calif. – Sheriff’s deputies are investigating an attempted carjacking that occurred yesterday, March 8, 2021, in the area of Depot Road and S. Kellogg Avenue. At approximately 3:35 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area for a report of a disturbance that involved the attempted theft of a vehicle. When deputies arrived, they learned that two suspects had forced the victim out of his red Chevy Camaro, assaulted the victim, attempted to steal the Camaro, and fled the scene in a gray Chevy Tahoe. Additional deputies responded to the area and located the unoccupied Tahoe in the 5700-block of Ekwill Street at approximately 3:48 p.m.
Deputies, K9 units, and County Air Support searched the area and were unable to locate the suspects. The victim received first aid on scene for minor injuries and the Tahoe was towed from the scene.
Deputies are continuing this investigation and are asking for anyone with information about this crime to call anonymous tip line at (805)681-4171, or submit information online at www.sbsheriff.org/home/anonymous-tip .
The City of Goleta contracts with the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement services.