Antioch Cab Driver Kidnapped and Robbed, Car Stolen

By Sergeant Scott Freier, Antioch Police Field Services Bureau

At approximately 12:08 a.m. on Friday, April 27, 2012 the Antioch Police Department received a call from the Oakland Police Department who stated that they were with a subject who had been kidnapped and robbed in Antioch. Antioch police took over the investigation from Oakland PD and learned that the victim, a 45 year old male, was a cab driver for “Yellow Cab” had picked up three African – American male subjects at the Pittsburg/Bay Point Bart station. The subjects asked to be taken to an apartment complex off of Delta Fair Blvd. in Antioch.

Upon arriving at the apartment complex, one of the subjects pulled out a gun and demanded the victim’s personal property. The subject with the weapon then ordered the driver to out of the vehicle and into the trunk of his cab. The subject(s) then drove the cab to Oakland where they eventually released the victim unharmed. The victim was able to flag down a passerby who called then called Oakland police.

As of Friday, April 27, 2012 at 10:08 a.m. Antioch police received confirmation that the stolen taxi had been located unoccupied in the area of 83 rd Ave. in Oakland. The vehicle was not burned or significantly damaged.  Antioch PD Investigators brought the vehicle back to Antioch PD for evidence processing.

The suspects are described as follows:  Suspect #1 is described as a black male adult, age 23 to 27 years, 5’9” to 6 feet tall 145 to 160 lbs. wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with white lining (this subject was armed with the handgun). Suspect #2 is described as a black male adult, age 23 to 24yrs, 5’10” to 6 feet tall, 170 to 180 lbs. Wearing black shirt and black jeans. Suspect #3 is described as a black maile, unknown age, unknown height, unknown weight, wearing a grey hooded sweater and black jeans.

They should be considered armed and dangerous.

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