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Police seek 2 suspects in Costa Mesa stabbing that wounded driver

Police seek 2 suspects in Costa Mesa stabbing that wounded driver
The victim was directed to drive to a spot near Gisler Park, where suspects stabbed her multiple times before stealing her belongings and fleeing from the vehicle. (Daily Pilot)

Two men who forced their way into a woman’s car, stabbed her and then stole her belongings remain at-large, Costa Mesa police said Wednesday.

A 57-year-old woman was driving a Toyota SUV on College Avenue between Baker Street and Gisler Avenue at 4 a.m. Tuesday when the men confronted the vehicle in the middle of the street, forcing her to stop, police said.

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The suspects, described as adult men wearing dark hoodies and jeans, forced their way into the victim’s SUV and instructed her to drive to a nearby area close to Gisler Park.

The men then stabbed the victim several times before stealing her belongings and fleeing on foot, police said.

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The woman drove herself to a nearby hospital, where she was treated for several non-life-threatening wounds.

She was listed in stable Tuesday evening, police said.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crime, or with possible information, such as video recordings of the area between 3:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m., is asked to contact Det. Monte Peters at (714) 754-5198.

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