Woman kidnapped, held for hours

March 15, 2009 2:19:16 PM PDT
San Rafael police Sunday are searching for a man who kidnapped a woman and held her captive for more than three hours Saturday afternoon.

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The incident began at 1:30 p.m. when the woman stopped at the intersection of Hetherton and Second streets in San Rafael, according to police.

The suspect approached the vehicle from a platform of the San Rafael Transit Center and entered her car from the unlocked passenger door, police said.

The suspect demanded to be driven to San Francisco, and held her captive for more than three hours before taking $60 from her jacket and fleeing on foot in the area of 14th and Bryant streets in San Francisco, according to police.

The woman was unharmed during the incident and no weapons were used, although the suspect made threatening statements, police said.

The suspect is described as a black man in his early 50s who was wearing a dark green, crew neck sweatshirt, blue jeans, dirty white socks and clean white tennis shoes, police said. He has short brown hair with patches of gray, and a two-day beard growth.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call San Rafael police at (415) 485-3000, or Crime Stoppers at (415) 472-2746. Spanish-speaking callers may call Crime Stoppers at (415) 497-9945.

Callers may remain anonymous and can earn a reward if information they provide leads to the arrest of the suspect, police said.

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