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Carjacking arrest made Monday

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Shaun Sterner, 32, of Lincoln was arrested Monday for a carjacking that occurred Jan. 18 in front of CVS at 77 Lincoln Blvd., according to Lincoln Police Chief Doug Lee.

The carjacking involved an 83-year-old female victim and an unknown suspect, according to prior Lincoln News Messenger articles. The victim suffered minor injuries after the suspect grabbed her, threw her to the ground and took her keys out of her hand, Lee said in January.

Before driving the victim’s car, Sterner left one of his shoes behind at the scene, according to Lee, and the shoe was sent to the California Department of Justice crime lab. The Lincoln Police Department hoped the shoe would provide the suspect’s identity through DNA.

On Feb. 19, according to Lee, the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office found the victim’s car abandoned in Danville and Sterner walking in the area. Sterner was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle and several Placer County warrants.

Sterner’s DNA was found on the shoe left in front of CVS on Jan. 18, which allowed detectives to arrest him for the additional charge of carjacking and elder abuse, according to Lee.

Sterner remains in the South Placer Jail and is ineligible for bail, Lee said.
 

- Carol Feineman