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* Gilroy police are searching for two suspects who stole a man’s car and forced him to ride with them

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Gilroy police are searching for two suspects who stole a man’s car and forced him to ride with them before they dropped him off on the side of a highway in Monterey County on Saturday, police said.Between 3 and 4 p.m., the 30-year-old man was sitting in his car in the parking lot of a business in the 7600 block of Monterey Street in Gilroy.

Two men armed with handguns approached him and took his cash. One of the men got into the car and ordered the man at gunpoint to drive away. After driving about a mile, the victim was ordered to pull over near the intersection of East 10th Street and U.S. Highway 101.The other robber arrived in a black car and the victim was ordered to get into the back seat of his own car.

The second man got into the car and the three drove onto the highway heading south to an unincorporated area of Monterey County, where the victim was dropped off on the side of the road. The car was found abandoned nearby at the intersection of Highway 101 and Sanborn Road in Salinas.

The suspects were described as two white men, between 23 and 24-years-old, both about 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighing about 140 pounds. Both were wearing dark hooded sweatshirts and carrying guns, police said. A third suspect is believed to have been involved, and may have been driving the car used by the suspects. The victim was uninjured in the incident, police said.

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