Simi Valley Police Department – Incident Press Release
On April 10, 2019, at approximately 9:48 PM, a carjacking occurred in the 1600 Blk. of Los Angeles Ave. The victim was stopped at the intersection of Hubbard St. and Los Angeles Ave. when two suspects approached his vehicle. According to the victim, he exited his vehicle and one of the suspects assaulted him while the other entered his vehicle. After the assault, both suspects fled in the vehicle. The victim had minor injuries.
SVPD officers took a position on the 118 Freeway at Tapo Canyon Rd. and located the victim’s vehicle travelling E/B with two occupants. SVPD officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the vehicle failed to yield and a pursuit ensued. The vehicle continued E/B on the 118 freeway and exited at Topanga Canyon Rd. After exiting the freeway they travelled N/B into a residential neighborhood. While fleeing through the neighborhood, the vehicle came to a dead-end street and both occupants fled on foot. A quick perimeter was established and both suspects were taken into custody. The suspects were identified as, Alex Lopez DOB 7/12/94 and Alejandro Novoa DOB 3/20/89. Both suspects are Simi Valley residents and have gang ties. Neither suspect was injured.
The suspects were booked at Ventura Main Jail for 212.5 PC and 2800.2 VC (Carjacking and Felony Pursuit)
The public is reminded that if a carjacker threatens you verbally or with a weapon, GIVE UP YOUR CAR !!. Don’t argue. Your life is definitely worth more than a car!