* Antioch Police Release Sketches of Taxi Kidnapping Suspects

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Antioch police today released composite drawings of two of the three suspects wanted for robbing a taxi driver, forcing him into the cab’s trunk and driving the car to Oakland last month. Around 11 p.m. on April 26, the 45-year-old cab driver stopped his yellow 1998 Lincoln Town Car to pick up three passengers at the Pittsburg/Bay Point BART station and drove them to an apartment complex off of Delta Fair Boulevard in Antioch, police said.

Upon arriving there, one of the suspects pulled out a gun and robbed the driver, then ordered him out of the car and into its trunk, according to police. The suspects then drove the car to Oakland, where they released the driver unharmed. He was able to flag down a passing car and called police shortly after midnight. The taxi was then found unoccupied and without significant damage the following morning in the 2200 block of 83rd Avenue in Oakland, police said.

The suspect who had the gun was described as a black man in his mid 20s who is between 5 feet 9 inches and 6 feet tall, weighs between 145 and 160 pounds and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with white lining.

The second suspect was described as a black man in his mid 20s who was between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall, between 170 and 180 pounds and was wearing a black shirt and black jeans.

The third suspect, for whom there is no composite drawing, was described only as a black male wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and black jeans, police said.

Along with the composite drawings, investigators have recovered significant evidence from the taxi that they said will assist in identifying the suspects, who may have ties to Antioch and Oakland, specifically the area where the vehicle was found.

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 names of these suspects or have any information that can help solve these crimes.

Por favor llame la línea de Los Fugitivos en 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) o texto en 408-355-0999 o haga clic aquí para enviar un email a [email protected], si usted tiene alguna información que pueda ayudar a resolver este crimen.

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