A couple from the Tri-Valley area have been arrested for allegedly robbing and kidnapping a man in Cupertino who responded to an online advertisement, and investigators believe there may be other victims.
A woman who told police someone tried to kidnap her in Redwood City on Monday night made up the story, police said Tuesday.
A 22-year-old student has been charged with three counts of attempted kidnapping to commit robbery for allegedly trying to force three teenage girls into his car over the past two months, according to the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office.
Attorney For Vallejo Woman Says Email From Alleged Kidnappers Outlines Sophisticated Operation Involving Drones, Infrared Cameras
“They say they entered a number of homes on Mare Island with hidden cameras, and used drones and infrared heat sensors,” Rappaport said.
Investigators are looking at a pattern of increasingly brazen kidnapping attempts in Hayward, and teenage girls appear to be the intended target.
Hayward police believe there may be a serial kidnapper on the loose. For the third time in a matter of weeks, a man grabbed a teenage girl walking down the street and tried to force her into a car.
A 16-year-old Richmond girl who had been missing since New Year’s Day after possibly being held against her will was found Monday night in San Francisco, a police lieutenant said Tuesday.
A 14-year-old boy who was abducted in Calaveras County, prompting the California Highway Patrol to issue an Amber Alert, was in Stockton Monday evening, according to the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office.
A Martinez man arrested after a missing 14-year-old girl from Salem, Oregon was found with him in his home had met the girl in an online chatroom, police said.
A man suspected of trying to kidnap a 15-year-old girl as she walked home from school in Richmond last month was arrested on Thursday night.