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Wanted: Armed Kidnapping and Robbery Suspect in La Jolla Crime

Police described the man as black, 24-28 years old and about 6 feet 1 inch, with a muscular build.

Sketch provided by San Diego Police Department
Sketch provided by San Diego Police Department

San Diego police today made public a composite sketch of a man wanted in an armed kidnapping and robbery in La Jolla.

The gunman accosted two women as they were getting into their car in the 7700 block of Draper Avenue (between Silverado and Kline streets near the La Jolla Recreation Center) about 12:40 a.m. May 4, according to police.

The suspect, who had a semiautomatic pistol, forced the women into their car, then got in behind the driver and told her to drive to two automated teller machines. At the machines, the women were ordered to to withdraw cash and hand it over, police said.

The gunman ordered the driver to take him back to Draper Avenue, where he got out and fled on foot, police said, adding that the man told the women he lived in the area.

Police described the man as black, 24-28 years old and about 6 feet 1 inch, with a muscular build. He was last seen wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt and dark baggy jeans.

Anyone with more information as to the man's name or whereabouts was asked to call San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. Tips that lead to an arrest in the case could be worth a Crime Stoppers reward of up to $1,000.

—City News Service

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