The man got out of his car, continuing to shout at the victim, and then punched him on the left side of his head, he said. Producing a switchblade knife, the assailant stabbed the victim twice in the upper body, leaving two wounds about 4 centimeters in diameter, according to the police report.
“The way that it’s reported to us, it sounds like a random act of violence,” Balian said.
The victim was taken to Glendale Adventist Medical Center with non-life-threatening injures, treated and released, Balian said.
The suspect was described as a man in his early 20s, about 5 feet 10 with a medium build.
A 30-year-old Burbank man was carjacked at gunpoint Monday in the parking lot of Marshall’s Department Store on the 2000 block of Verdugo Boulevard, police said.
Leaving the store to wait for friends who were still inside shopping, the man noticed a silver Ford F-150 truck that was driving toward him slowly, Officer John Balian said.
When he got into his 2005 Honda Accord, he was approached by a man who had jumped out of the passenger side of the truck carrying a handgun, the police report said.
The gunman ordered the victim to hand over his car keys, wallet and cellphone, Balian said. The victim complied, and the carjacker drove off in the vehicle, followed by the truck, he said.
There were no injuries, police said.
The gunman was described as a man in his early 20s, about 5 feet 4, weighing 180 pounds. The driver of the truck was also described as in his early 20s.