The Oakland Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in the kidnapping and robbery of a 20-year-old Pinole man early Sunday. Police said the victim had been visiting friends in the 4500 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way in North Oakland about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, but when he was leaving to get into his car he was confronted by a man who demanded money. The suspect pulled out a handgun and directed the victim to get in his own car and drive to a Bank of America ATM machine at 4120 San Pablo Ave., at 41st Street, according to Oakland police spokesman Jeff Thomason. The suspect forced the victim to withdraw and hand over an unspecified amount of money, Thomason said. The suspect then fled, according to Thomason. Investigators have been able to obtain an ATM video of the incident. They described the suspect as a black man between the ages of 25 and 30 who’s about six feet tall and weighs about 200 pounds. He wore a baseball cap with the letter “T” during the incident. There’s a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect. Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999 or CLICK HERE to send a confidential email tip, if you know the name of this man or have any information that can help solve this crime.
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