PG&E Offer Reward in Walnut Creek Kidnap, Carjacking Case

Victim was driven around in an attempt to get money out of her ATM accounts.

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Cheryl Hurd
    This is the area where the carjacking and kidnapping took place in Walnut Creek.

    Pacific Gas and Electric Company announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people responsible for kidnapping, robbery and carjacking a PG&E contract employee last week.

    Also on Tuesday, Walnut Creek police released photos of the suspects taken by surveillance cameras during the crime.

    The woman was attacked by two men in a parking lot as she left work Wednesday, November 7 in the Walnut Creek Shadelands area.

    Walnut Creek Woman Tied, Blindfolded, Kidnapped

    [BAY] Walnut Creek Woman Tied, Blindfolded, Kidnapped
    Walnut Creek police are searching for two men who kidnapped a 57-year-old woman in a violent robbery attempt Wednesday night. The woman was tied up, blindfolded and told to take money out of an ATM. She escaped and is in the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Cheryl Hurd reports.

    She had just walked up to her vehicle after work and was unlocking it when two men ran up to her, forced her into her vehicle, and tied her up and blindfolded her, according to police.

    The victim said she was driven to various locations in an attempt to get money from her ATM accounts.

    The victim was finally driven to an isolated area in the Oakland Hills. The robbers drove away in a smaller older dark colored pick up truck with a loud muffler, possibly a Toyota, according to police.

    The victim was able to free herself and called 911. Oakland police responded, but then turned the case over to Walnut Creek.

    Suspect No.1: (pictured to right and below) Went by the name "Aubrey." Described as a white male adult, early to mid 20s, 5’11”, 185/190 lbs, broad shoulders, short dark hair, unknown facial hair. Last seen wearing light colored T shirt under a black zip up colored shirt, jeans, blue or black.

    Suspect No. 2: (not pictured) Went by the name "David." Described as a white male adult, early to mid 20s, 5’9”, 150 lbs with a slight build. Last seen wearing a mask (form type to below the nose), black hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, dark jeans.

    The Walnut Creek police department is looking for witnesses. If you have information related to this crime contact the investigations unit at 925-943-5868 or 925-943-5844. 

    The photos below are of one of the kidnapping/robbery/carjacking suspects in this case. The photos are from a drive up bank ATM.

    The suspect in the photo went by the name "Aubrey." He is listed as "Suspect No. 2" above.

    The second suspect went by the name "David". It is important to stress we do not know if these are the suspect's actual names.