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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.
Walnut Creek police are searching for two men who reportedly kidnapped a woman in a violent robbery attempt Wednesday night.
Police said the 57-year-old female was attacked in the business center parking lot in the Walnut Creek Shadelands area.
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, possibly a Toyota with a loud muffler, 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 is described as a white male adult, early to mid 20s, 5’11”, 185/190 lbs, broad shoulders, short dark hair, unknown facial hair. He was last seen wearing light colored t-shirt under a black zip-up colored shirt, jeans, blue or black.
Suspect No. 2 is described as a white male adult, early to mid 20s, 5’9”, 150 lbs with a slight build. He was last seen wearing a mask, 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.