Deputies searching for Exeter carjackers

2 suspects carjacked a couple’s BMW on Myer and then burned it in an orchard north of town


EXETER – Police are searching for two men that carjacked a couple near Exeter and then burned their luxury car in an orchard several miles away. The crime happened at about 2:43 a.m. on Sept. 30 when Tulare County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 21600 block of Myer Avenue, just east of Road 216 east of Exeter, regarding a carjacking.

The victims told deputies they were parked in their 2012 white four-door BMW 750 LI on the west shoulder of the roadway when they were approached by two unknown male suspects. The first suspect then brandished an unknown firearm tucked inside his waistband and ordered the victims to move away from their vehicle. Both suspects entered the victim’s vehicle and left the area at a high rate of speed.

The car was discovered a few hours later at 11:23 a.m. burned in an orchard near Road 220 and Avenue 300 northeast of Exeter. Detectives responded to the area and processed the scene and collected the evidence. In addition to the burned vehicle, three orange trees were burned due to the vehicle fire.

According to the victims, the gunman is described as a Hispanic male adult approximately 25 years old, standing approximately 5’8” to 5’10” and weighing approximately 185 pounds. The suspect was wearing what appeared to be a red shirt wrapped around his head, concealing his face, and blue jeans.

Anyone with more information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Sgt.  Rhyman or Detective Armstrong with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Ag Crimes Unit at 1-800-808-0488 or anonymously at [email protected] or by text or voicemail at 559-725-4194.

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