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Victims Kidnapped, Robbed and Shot at in Martinez

Two victims were kidnapped, robbed and shot at in Martinez on Wednesday night, police said.

Dispatchers received a call around 8 p.m. from a man saying he was a victim of a robbery, according to Martinez police Sgt. Steve Gaul.

The victim was driving away from a business in the 4600 block of Pacheco Boulevard and had a passenger in the car when the suspect entered a rear passenger door and brandished a handgun, Gaul said.

The suspect ordered the victim to continue driving, pistol-whipped the passenger in the head and stole the wallets of both the driver and passenger, according to Gaul.

The suspect ordered the victim to stop in the 1300 block of Marina Vista Avenue, where he exited the car and fired several shots at the victims' vehicle as it drove away.

The vehicle was struck twice but neither person inside the car was hit, Gaul said.

The passenger received minor injuries from being pistol-whipped, but declined medical treatment.

The suspect, who is described as a white man around 20 years old with short hair who was wearing a black shirt and blue jeans, has not been located.

Anyone who was a witness or who has any information is urged to call Detective Sgt. Dave Mathers at (925) 372-3450.
 

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