OAKLAND (CBS SF) – An Oakland police spokeswoman said Wednesday that there are many unknowns about what was reported to be a carjacking and kidnapping at the Lincoln Square Shopping Center on Tuesday afternoon.
“There are a lot of unanswered questions that surround this case,” police spokeswoman Johnna Watson told reporters at a briefing at police headquarters Wednesday morning.
An Amber Alert was issued after the incident, which happened outside a Safeway store at 4100 Redwood Road shortly before 1 p.m. Tuesday. Witnesses told police that a knife-wielding man stole several items from the store and then carjacked a vehicle with another man and a teenager inside.
Watson said police are now seeking a person of interest in the case, 54-year-old Roy McCamey, whose last known address was in Oakland.
They identified him as a person of interest after investigators released images of the shoplifter captured by store cameras and witnesses came forward to report that the person looked like McCamey, who is known to frequent the area around the Safeway.