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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 with 14 Comments »
November 9, 2010 6:05 pm


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.

Leave a comment Comments → 14
  1. “The two suspects were armed with a gun. They took the woman to Point Defiance, dropped her off and drove off in her silver car.”

    How about a description of the car? The woman must know what kind of car she owns/owned?

  2. ptproudnative says:

    why would she need a discription of her own car?the blond hair,black hoodie,and chipped fingernail polish should be good…that discribes half if not more of the teen population in tacoma.,.newayz…i hope they catch them…..

  3. gonefishin69690 says:

    I’m in the auto repair business. No, you’d be surprised how many people don’t know what kind of car they have.

  4. lorie1000 says:

    I am surprised the police responded, my sons place of employment has a lot of breaking into cars,and police do not respond. Glad to hear police are doing their job!!

  5. PolarBear53 says:

    Stacey, has Tacoma PD confirmed that this might be the same suspect with the earlier armed robbery at Safeway? Sounds like it could be the same guy.

  6. PolarBear53: Good question. I will ask.

  7. WTF1976 says:

    UMMM did you all not read the article is says a silver 2007 dodge calliber

  8. Gaikokujin says:

    beccib – Huh ? Pay attention, read the article before you comment.

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

    I don’t know how much more of a description you want.

  9. justin_yorbum says:

    Gaikokujin, do you realize the article says “UPDATED WITH NEW INFORMATION” at the top? Perhaps the description of the car is the “new information”.

  10. fivecardstud says:

    a silver 2007 Dodge Caliber with Washington license plate No. 900YZG. I bet the plates don’t read that any more. I hate to sound like a broken record but until they get serious about illegal possession of a firearm it isn’t going to change out there. They start handing out 50 and 75 yr. sentences for illegal firearm possession and people will think twice about doing it. Oh ya you’ll still have those who can’t add 2 and 2 carry them but, with that kind of penalty, not for long.

  11. Sorry fivecard but with the county budget in the toilet that 50 years would turn into 5.

  12. Alaska47 says:

    These two dummies will get caught.Wish I knew who they are.

  13. ptproudnative says:

    its an updated articule it didnt have car description at 1st…..

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