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4 Suspects Possibly Kidnapped Woman in San Jose: Police

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    A woman may have been kidnapped and a cab driver was assaulted early Sunday morning in downtown San Jose, police said. (Published Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017)

    A woman may have been kidnapped, and a cab driver was assaulted early Sunday morning in downtown San Jose, police said.

    A cab driver picked up the woman at about 1:45 a.m. on Great America Parkway near Tasman Drive in Santa Clara and drove her to the Diridon Station at 65 Cahill St. in San Jose.

    When they got to the station, it was closed, according to police. But a white, late model, 4-door Lexus with four people inside also was parked nearby, police said.

    The driver of the Lexus drove up to the cab. One or more of the four people in the Lexus demanded the woman get out of the cab, police said. The four people called the woman either Diana or Tiana.

    The woman refused to leave the cab, and the cab driver drove away. But the four were able to stop it. One person punctured several tires of the cab, and he assaulted the cab driver with a knife, police said.

    Then the two men in the Lexus pulled the woman from the cab and forced her into the Lexus before it left the area.

    Police said the victim was white, 5 feet, 8 inches tall, in her 30s with brown hair.

    The person suspected of assaulting the cab driver was described as a Hispanic man in his late 20s, 6 feet tall, 150 to 160 pounds with a beard. He was wearing a white tank top, pants and a hat.

    The other male suspect was described as a Hispanic man in his late 20s, 5 feet, 9 inches tall with a medium build.

    Police said they do not have a description of the two female suspects.

    Investigators believe the suspects knew the victim.

    San Jose police said later Sunday they have not received any missing persons reports that match the victim's description. They said some of the cab companies have cameras in their taxis, so it's possible surveillance video may be helpful.

    Police identified the case as a suspicious circumstance, possible kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon.

    Anyone with information about the case, the victim or the suspects is asked to call 911 or Detective Sgt. Jaime Jimenez of the Police Department's robbery unit at (408) 277-4166. People who want to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (408) 947-7867.

    A person who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect may be eligible for a cash reward from Crime Stoppers.

    NBC Bay Area's Marianne Favro contributed to this report.

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