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Saturday, January 31, 2009

A considerate carjacker?

Michael Anthony Lozito, 22, was walking back to his black 1998 Nissan Altima at 7:35 p.m. on November 3, 2008 after shopping at the Vernon market at 3210 Harrison Street. As Lozito walked along the eastern side of the street he was approach a black man with cornrows in his late 20s. The man, who was about 5'11", unshaven and wearing an orange sweatshirt and blue jeans said, "Give it up," and he patted the right/front area of his sweatshirt. Fearing for his life, Lozito started going through his pockets. The man said, "Don't say anything." Lozito gave the man everything he had in his pockets, including his keys. The man calmly walked over to Lozito's car and drove away. The next day, around 6:45 p.m., he arrived home and found the car parked in front of 439 Oakland Avenue, where he lives.

Does anyone have any idea who the carjacker is? It sounds like he might be from the area, and possibly a Vernon Market regular.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Please remove the reference to the victim's address. This is Oakland.