WALNUT CREEK (CBS SF) — 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.

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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.

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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 and anyone with information is urged to call Walnut Creek police at (925) 256-3518.

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