Police have released a surveillance photo of a man suspected of kidnapping a woman at gunpoint from her front yard in Walnut Creek on Tuesday and forcing her to withdraw cash from a bank. The suspect is described as a white man in his 30s or 40s with an average build who is roughly 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall. He was wearing jeans, a long-sleeve gray T-shirt, a straw hat, sunglasses and stockings or another item to cover his face at the time of the kidnapping and robbery. Police received a report around 11:55 a.m.
Tuesday of a woman who was confronted in her yard in the 400 block of Muller Road by a man armed with a gun. The suspect ordered the victim to drive to a Bank of America branch in downtown Walnut Creek where she withdrew money. The woman then drove back to her neighborhood and was let go unharmed, according to police. Police said the suspect may have fled in what was described as a smaller, 1990s station wagon, possibly with a blue sticker in the rear window. The crime remains under investigation.
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