SANTA MONICA—The Santa Monica Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to locate a suspect responsible for a theft that occurred in 2013. According to a press release from the SMPD, on November 3, 2013, David Guyer entered the W.I. Simonson Mercedes dealership and asked to test drive a car.
He gave the salesperson an Arizona driver’s license, which was photocopied and retained by the dealership for their records. During the test drive, Guyer stopped the car and informed the salesperson he had a gun and ordered the salesperson out of the vehicle. The suspect fled the scene, but the vehicle was later located six days later in Hermosa Beach.
On March 19, 2014, a felony warrant arrest was issued by authorities for the suspect for carjacking. Guyer is described as a 45-year-old white male, standing 6 feet and 10 inches tall, weighing 190 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes with a closely trimmed goatee.
The suspect served in the U.S. Marine Corps and is believed to be proficient in martial arts. His previous residences included Tracy, CA and Venice, CA, and is believed to be in the West Los Angeles or South Bay area. Authorities are warning the public that Guyer SHOULD BE CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Chad Goodwin at (310) 458-8942; Sergeant Tom McLaughlin at (310) 458-8430; or the Santa Monica Police Department (24 hours) at (310) 458-8495.
Callers can also contact Crime Stoppers by either calling (800) 222-TIPS, texting from your mobile, or by visiting their website at www.lacrimestoppers.org. Callers may remain anonymous and may be qualified to receive a $1,000.00 reward by Crime Stoppers. The FBI is also offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of David Guyer.