Sad news today. A man robbed a Safeway store, before jumping into an occupied SUV and forcing the driver to pull away with a 13-year-old girl in the car. Now, an Amber Alert has been issued in hopes of finding the teenager.
On Feb. 11, a 5’7″ man was caught stealing food from a Safeway store in Oakland, Calif., which led him to hold up the older driver of an SUV with a knife. The criminal forced the older man seated behind the wheel to drive until he pulled away with the criminal and a 13-year-old girl in tow. A search for the victims and the car was conducted by police, friends, and family over night, but so far nothing has been found.
Amber Alert Issued For 13-Year-Old After Car Jacking
The incident took place at 12:40 p.m. on Feb. 11, and the car in question is a 2001 red Infiniti QX4 SUV with California license plate number 6JFM648, according to KTLA. Eyewitnesses informed police that it was clear the driver and the 13-year-old girl did not know the man who car jacked them, and that he was holding a large knife. So far there have been as many as six possible sightings of the car reported, and police informed media that they will be investigating each and every lead individually.
Police have also warned civilians that due to the fact the suspect is armed, he is not approachable.
Child Abduction — What’s An Amber Alert?
An Amber Alert is an emergency response system that disseminates information about a missing person. If you check Google, you can check this particular alert for updates.
Here’s the latest version:
A CHILD ABDUCTION OCCURRED ON FEBRUARY, 11 AT 1240 HOURS , IN OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA. THE VEHICLE AND CHILD WERE TAKEN DURING A CAR JACKING AND THE SUSPECT 1 ARMED WITH A KNIFE. THE CHILD IS AN UNKNOWN 13-YEAR-OLD BLACK FEMALE. THE SUSPECT IS AN UNKNOWN 35- YEAR-OLD BLACK MALE. POSSIBLY DRIVING A 2001 RED 4 DOOR SEDAN, CA LICENSE PLATE NUMBER 6JFM648.IF SEEN OR LOCATED, PLEASE CONTACT THE OAKLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT AT (510) 238-3641.
— Lauren Cox