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UPDATED: Two sought in kidnapping, carjacking from downtown Tacoma area

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Nov. 9, 2010 at 2:25 pm |
November 9, 2010 6:05 pm

UPDATED WITH NEW INFORMATION:

Tacoma police were searching for a man and woman suspected of kidnapping a woman at gunpoint, dropping her off in Point Defiance Park and stealing her car this afternoon.

The victim, who is in her late 20s, was not injured. She’s told police she didn’t know either of her attackers.

The incident occurred earlier this afternoon near South 10th Street and Pacific Avenue, Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum said. The woman was walking to her car, which was in a parking garage.

The man wielded a gun and confronted the victim. He demanded the victim’s keys and car, Fulghum said.

The woman then joined the man and two forced the victim into her car and drove the woman to Point Defiance. They went down Five Mile Drive. They duct taped her hands and feet and left the woman  along a service road. They drove off in the victim’s car.

“What they were after was the vehicle,” Fulghum said.

Tacoma police were called about 12:20 p.m.

Officers were searching for the two suspects and the woman’s car – a silver 2007 Dodge Caliber with Washington license plate No. 900YZG.

The man was described as black, 20 to 25 years old and clean shaven. He was described as short and pudgy. He wore a black beanie, sunglasses and a large fleece coat, police reported.

The woman was described as white, 17 to 18 years old, short and thin. She had blonde hair, blue eyes, wore a black hooded jacket and had black chipped nail polish.

Descriptions of the suspects and woman’s car have been given to area law enforcement, Fulghum said.

Investigators were looking into whether the suspects were involved in an armed robbery at a Safeway on North Pearl Street a short time later.

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