Attempted Carjack In CH

Staff Reports

Chino HillsOn August 5, an attempted carjacking and attempted robbery took place at 4200 Chino Hills Parkway, where a senior citizen couple was about to have lunch.

The suspect was identified as 45-year-old Scott Balcombe. According to the Chino Hills Police Department, as the elderly couple was getting out of their vehicle, “Balcombe approached the male driver, pointing a black pistol and demanded the victim give him his money and keys to the vehicle. Balcombe threatened to shoot the victim. A verbal exchange occurred and Balcombe fled on foot.”

An employee at a nearby restaurant witnessed the incident and reported what was happening to the deputies. The deputies were at the scene in less than a minute of the call and were able to apprehend Balcombe at the gas station, which was also located in the shopping center.

The suspect was found with a plastic pistol in his waistband; he was booked and transported to West Valley Detention Center for Attempted Carjacking, Robbery, and Elder Abuse.

If you have any information related to this investigation, you may contact the Chino Hills Station and speak to Deputy Vega at (909) 364-2000.