Upper Rockridge man kidnapped, forced to go to ATM and withdraw cash

Two masked suspects abducted a man Wednesday night in Rockridge, then drove him to an ATM and ordered him to withdraw cash, Oakland police said.

The man was sitting in his car near his home in the 5500 block of Golden Gate Avenue about 11:30 p.m. when the suspects walked up and demanded money, police said Friday. One of the suspects had a handgun and both were wearing masks. The pair restrained the victim drove him to a nearby ATM to withdraw money and then took him to an unspecified area of Berkeley, according to police. Once there, they left the victim and his car and fled, police said. Detailed descriptions of the suspects were not available.

Crime Stoppers of Oakland is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest in the case. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Oakland Police Departments Robbery Section at 1-510-238-3326 or Crime Stoppers of Oakland at 1-510-777-8572.

Leave a Reply

The Exedra comments section is an essential part of the site. The goal of our comments policy is to help ensure it is a vibrant yet civil space. To participate, we ask that Exedra commenters please provide a first and last name. Please note that comments expressing congratulations or condolences may be published without full names. (View our full Comments Policy.)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *