A carjacking suspect who may be linked to a robbery attempt in Encinitas was arrested during a traffic stop near Torrey Pines early Tuesday.

The carjacking was reported in the vicinity of Genesee Avenue and Science Center Drive shortly after 4:30 a.m., according to San Diego police. The suspect, whose name was not immediately released, was taken into custody about 15 minutes later.

A shotgun was reportedly found near the scene of the carjacking.

The suspect may also be responsible for an attempted holdup at a Chevron gas station in Encinitas, according to broadcast reports.

City News Service 

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