OAKLAND (CBS SF) – The California Highway Patrol has deactivated an Amber Alert for two people believed carjacked and kidnapped by a knife-wielding man in Oakland. Police called that portion of Tuesday’s incident unfounded and that the initial suspect and his two purported victims all knew one another.
Meanwhile, police have located a person of interest sought after the incident, a police spokeswoman said.
Roy McCamey, 54, was picked up by another law enforcement agency and will be interviewed by Oakland police investigators, Officer Johnna Watson said.
McCamey’s name became connected with a series of changing stories that took place at a Safeway Store at 4100 Redwood Road around 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Witnesses outside the store told police that a knife-wielding man forced the driver to drive away while a 13-year-old girl was in the car, Watson said.
The California Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert searching for them, which was canceled when investigators determined the suspect and victims knew each other and there was no kidnapping, Watson said.
McCamey, who is believed to frequent the area round the Safeway, was identified him as a person of interest after investigators released images of a shoplifter captured by store cameras.
Witnesses came forward to report that the person looked like McCamey, police said.