Search goes on for inmate who escaped from San Quentin

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The hunt continues for an escaped inmate from San Quentin. 

Authorities say the inmate, Shalom Mendoza, carjacked a woman at a nearby store after escaping the prison. 

Law enforcement across the state is on the lookout for Mendoza, who they believe is in a Toyota RAV4 and no longer on foot. 

San Rafael police have released video of a carjacking suspect they believe is the same inmate that escaped San Quentin Wednesday night. 

The suspect is wearing light-colored clothing, walks up to the victim, exchanges words, and before you know it, she backs off while he gets into her car and drives away. 

The victim did call 911 and while investigating at Home Depot, San Rafael police got word inmate Mendoza escaped from San Quentin that same evening. 

With very little carjackings in the city, detectives started tying pieces together. 

The stolen Toyota RAV4 bears California license plate number 6STZ502. 

Mendoza is 5’5″, weighs 177 pounds, and was serving a 5-year sentence for use of a deadly weapon during a carjacking, attempted carjacking, and evading a peace officer while driving recklessly.

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