Alameda County sheriff’s investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who carjacked and attacked a 72-year-old motorist early Tuesday morning. Deputies headed to a spot near Grove Way and Western Boulevard, in an unincorporated area outside of Hayward, at about 2 a.m. Tuesday in response to a 911 call from someone who reported seeing a man being choked. The victim, a 72-year-old San Leandro man, told deputies a man had stolen his Honda Accord and his personal belongings then returned a few minutes later and began choking him, Alameda County sheriff’s Sgt. Scott Dudek said. The victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition and the suspect remains at large. He is described as a white or Hispanic man in his late 20s or early 30s with dark hair and acne on his face. He was last seen driving the victim’s car, a dark bluish-green 1989 Honda Accord with damage to the passenger-side door and California license plate No. 5HEZ762. Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999 or CLICK HERE to send a confidential email tip, if you know the name of this man or have any information that can help solve this crime.
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