General Crime

* Concord Woman Uninjured After Robbery and Kidnapping

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Concord police are investigating a robbery and kidnapping of a woman in the city this morning, a police lieutenant said. The incident occurred at about 11 a.m. on Mendocino Drive where the victim was driving when a male suspect stepped in front of her vehicle, Concord police Lt. Steve Dyer said. The woman stopped suddenly to avoid hitting the suspect, who quickly moved to the passenger side of the vehicle and got into the car, Dyer said.
The suspect had his hand in his pocket, leading the victim to believe that he had a gun, and told her “do what I say and you won’t get hurt,” Dyer said. No weapon was ever seen during the incident, he said. The woman was told to continue driving, and when she approached the intersection of Mendocino Drive and Clayton Road, the suspect grabbed her purse off the center console, got out of the car and ran into a nearby apartment complex, according to Dyer. The woman drove to a nearby gas station and called police, who responded with a police dog but did not find the suspect, Dyer said. The woman was “shook up but not injured,” he said. The suspect is described as a black male with a somewhat light complexion who is between 17 and 23 years old. He is about 5 feet 9 inches tall, and was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with a large dark blue or black jacket over it, along with blue jeans and light-colored shoes, Dyer said.

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