Authorities are searching for three armed suspects who stole a vehicle at gunpoint on campus at Cal State Northridge, police said Saturday.
The suspects, two men and a woman, approached the victim about 11:35 p.m. Friday in a campus parking lot south of Lassen Street, university police officials said.
One of the men started talking to the victim and produced a semiautomatic handgun, according to a campus police statement. He demanded the victim's car keys and got in the victim's vehicle with the other two suspects and fled the lot. The car was later found abandoned in the surrounding neighborhood.
The man who was armed was described as 5 foot 9, slender, black and 19 or 20 years old, police said. He was wearing a dark hooded sweater, a blue flat rim hat, blue jeans and was carrying a blue-steel handgun.
The second suspect was described as 6 feet, slender, black and in his late teens or early 20s. He had a mustache, police said. He was last seen wearing a red T-shirt, dark Dickies shorts and a unzipped gray hooded sweater.
The third suspect, also 19 or 20 years old, was described as a short and stocky black woman with long braids. She was wearing a jacket and a yellow striped shirt, police said.
Police asked that anyone with information about the three suspects or the incident call university police at (818) 677-2111(818) 677-2111. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477(800) 222-8477.